What's that smoke? Blackman wheat field fire burns nearly 15 acres

Jul 02, 2019 at 06:00 pm by Voice Wire

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Dept

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department crews were dispatched to a brush fire located in a field at Kingdom Drive and Veterans Parkway around 2:50 Tuesday afternoon.

Upon arrival, crews discovered around an acre of wheat on fire in the field. The wind caused the fire to spread rapidly, and Rutherford County Fire Rescue Department crews quickly responded to assist MFRD with the blaze.

The fire was extinguished and crews remained on scene to wet down the "remaining radius," MFRD Battalion Chief Tim Swann said. Approximately 10-15 acres of the field were damaged.

There was no loss of property except for the wheat. One MFRD firefighter was transported with non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. More information will be released as it becomes available.


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