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Posted on: September 14, 2015

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE: MFRD Officials Say Apartment Fire Appears to be Intentionally Set

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department officials say the apartment fire that occurred Sunday night at the Tennessee Park Apartments located at 2315 Mercury Boulevard appears to be intentionally set.

“At this time, we are asking for the public’s assistance with any information that can move this investigation forward,” said Assistant Fire Marshal Michael Bartlett.

If you have any information regarding the fire, please contact MFRD’s Fire Marshals’ Office at 615-849-2605 or Rutherford County Crime Stoppers at 615-893-STOP (7867) Monday through Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm. Callers will remain anonymous and cash rewards of up to $1,000 are offered for information leading to the arrest of persons of interest. You may also contact the Tennessee Arson Hotline at 1-800-762-3017 for a cash reward of up to $1,500.

ORIGINAL RELEASE

MFRD Units Respond to Apartment Fire at 2315 Mercury Blvd

Murfreesboro, TN--Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Engines 1 and 3, Ladder 8, and Rescue 8 responded to 2315 Mercury Boulevard (Tennessee Park Apartments) just before 9:00 Sunday night.

When crews arrived on scene, they saw light smoke coming from Apartment B13. According to Engine 3's Acting Captain Tim Lampitt, when they entered the unit, the smoke became heavier.

Crews discovered the fire in a bedroom. The fire was knocked down quickly. "Damage was contained to that bedroom," said Lampitt, "but there was smoke damage throughout the unit."

The three residents of that apartment are displaced, but will be staying with family members.

Assistant Fire Marshal Michael Bartlett was called to the scene to investigate.

More information will be released when it becomes available.

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