Murfreesboro Fire Rescue’s Districts 1, 4, 8, and Rescue 7 responded to an apartment fire located at 1321 Dudley Street just before 11:00 Wednesday morning.
Crews arrived on scene to find smoke exiting the attic and located the fire in the bathroom and attic area of Unit 5. Fortunately no one was in the unit at the time of the fire and neighboring units were able to be evacuated.
Initially, a gas water heater in the attic was believed to be the reason for the fire, but officials now say it appears to have started with the exhaust fan in the bathroom.
The residents in Unit 5 will be the only people displaced. It is unclear at this time if they will require assistance from the Red Cross.
According to Battalion Chief Brian Lowe, all other residents have been allowed back into their apartments.