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Posted on: December 19, 2013

[ARCHIVED] MFRD Fire Marshal’s Office Investigates Two-Vehicle Arson

Windemere Car Fires

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a two-vehicle arson this morning after being called out to 2403 Windemere Drive Wednesday night.

District 9 and Engine 1 were dispatched to the address around 9:15. Upon their arrival, two vehicles, a 1991 Buick Roadmaster Estate and a 1997 Acura TL, were engulfed in flames in the driveway.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire before it endangered the home. The Fire Marshal’s Office was called to conduct an investigation as it appeared that the fires were intentionally set.

According to Assistant Fire Marshal Michael Bartlett, two key witnesses saw a person in the area at the time of ignition. They also reported seeing the same person flee the scene. “A fuel can was found between the two vehicles, leading us to believe that it was used to start the fire,” said Bartlett.

Although the Fire Marshal’s Office already has a subject of interest, the department welcomes any public assistance. “The more help we have, the quicker the investigation will come to a close,” Bartlett said.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact 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 $1,000.00 are offered for information leading to the arrest or conviction of persons of interest.

You may also contact MFRD Fire Marshal’s Office direct at 615-849-2605.