Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Engines 4 and 5, Ladder 9, and Rescue 9 responded to a machinery and mulch fire at the City of Murfreesboro's Fleet Services Department located at 4765 Florence Road just after 3:15 Sunday afternoon.
According to Engine 5's Acting Captain Jim White, when units arrived on scene they discovered a mulching machine fully involved in flames. "A large stack of mulch beside the machine was also on fire," said White. "Another pile nearby had embers on it."
Crews worked quickly to extinguish the machine and mulch fires. "We had it under control in about fifteen minutes," White said, "but it took us a good 30-45 minutes to get it all knocked down."
City employees and workers from the company who owned the mulching machine were on site at the time the fire started. "After speaking with the employees, it appears that the fire began as a result of an issue with the motor underneath the machine," White commented.
Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident.