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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Fire Marshal’s Division has determined the possible cause of the fire at the Jackson Motel to be electrical in nature, due to an overloaded circuit.
“This time of year, people need to be cognitive about using extension cords and plugging too many items into outlets,” said MFRD Fire Marsal Carl Peas. “As the holidays near, do not leave ovens and stoves unattended. Also, as the temperature drops people should be careful using alternative heating sources.”
The man and woman who suffered smoke inhalation in Sunday’s fire have both been released from the hospital.
The other man, who escaped the burning motel room, was unharmed but was checked out at the scene by paramedics as a precaution.