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Posted on: May 4, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Fire destroys West Murfreesboro home; firefighters rescue pets

Cason Trail Fire 1

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed the home of a Murfreesboro police officer. Firefighters rescued several pets from the burning home Thursday morning.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 4, 2023) – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed the home of a Murfreesboro police officer.  Firefighters rescued several pets from the burning home Thursday morning. 

 

No one was at the Cason Trail home when the fire started at 11:20 a.m.

 

Heavy smoke could be seen from miles away, and flames were visible as firefighters arrived. 

 

Firefighters attacked the fire aggressively. Fire crews exited the burning home and began an exterior attack. Firefighters did go back inside to rescue three pets. The home sustained major damage and is inhabitable. 

 

There were no injuries.

 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by MFRD Fire Marshal Office investigators. 

 

Volunteers with the Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross are assisting the family of the officer.

 

Fire personnel with Engine 9, Engine 10, Rescue 11, Ladder 4, Ladder 11, Battalion Chief 1 and 2, Safety 1 and 2 assisted with the fire. Several administrative staff members also responded to the fire.

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