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Posted on: November 19, 2014

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE: Officials Determine 207 Richardson Avenue Fire was Accidental

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Fire Marshal’s Office concluded their investigation Wednesday afternoon into the cause of a duplex fire at 207 Richardson Avenue.

“The fire was determined to be accidental,” said Assistant Fire Marshal Michael Bartlett. “One of the nine children admitted to playing with fire.”

“Rumors surfaced about a bouncy ball and an inhaler. Those items have been ruled out as the actual cause of the fire,” Bartlett continued.

The 14 residents displaced by the fire will continue to receive assistance from the American Red Cross.

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