Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Engine 4, Engine 1, District 8, and Rescue 9 responded to an apartment fire at Northfield Lodge Apartments located at 603 East Northfield Boulevard around 1:10 Monday afternoon.
Upon arrival, crews discovered light smoke coming from the second story of Apartment W-4.
Crews entered the apartment and located the fire in an upstairs bedroom. The fire was quickly extinguished and extensions were ruled out. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the room of origin.
The bedroom received significant fire damage. The rest of the apartment received heavy smoke and heat damage, but only minor water damage.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. The Fire Marshal’s Office was called to investigate.
According to Assistant Fire Marshal Tracy Summar, the four adults and three children that live in the apartment were not home during the incident. Murfreesboro Electric Department pulled the meter to the unit and the occupants will be displaced. The American Red Cross was called to assist.
UPDATE: According to Assistant Fire Marshal Michael Bartlett, the preliminary investigation of the fire revealed that the room of origin was the children’s bedroom and the fire appears to be accidental.