Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 8, Engines 1 and 3, and Rescue 7 responded to a duplex fire at 1507 Middleborough Court just after 9:00 Tuesday night.
Crews arrived on scene to find smoke showing from one of the units. Crews made entry and located the fire in a bedroom area. “Crews quickly extinguished the fire,” said Shift Commander Daryl Alexander.
Engine 1 made entry through the back side of the unit due to the possibility of a victim inside. After extensive search and rescue efforts, no victims were found. Crews later discovered that there were no residents home.
The bedroom received fire damage and the entire unit received smoke damage throughout. “We were able to contain damage to the one unit,” said Alexander.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. The Fire Marshal’s Office is on scene conducting a routine investigation.