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Posted on: June 8, 2015

[ARCHIVED] MFRD Fire Marshals’ Office Investigating Intentionally Set Fire

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Fire Marshals’ Office is investigating an intentionally set fire this morning.

The FMO was called to investigate a suspicious fire at a duplex located at 1561 Center Point Drive after MFRD units responded to the address around 6:00 pm Sunday night.

When Ladder 8, Rescue 8, and Engine 1 arrived on scene, they were directed to the affected unit in the duplex. Crews discovered light smoke in the unit.

According to Captain/Shift Inspector Joe Bell, there was a small amount of fire on the den floor. The fire was quickly extinguished and crews ventilated the unit.

No injuries were associated with this incident.

Assistant Fire Marshal Carl Peas was called to the scene to conduct an investigation. “It was clear that the fire was intentionally set,” said Peas. “However, we will not be releasing any further details at this time.”

More information will be released as it becomes available.

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