South Murfreesboro family displaced after fire on Rowlette Circle

A Murfreesboro family arrived home to notice their residence in South Murfreesboro full of smoke Sunday evening, and will not be able to stay in the home because of smoke and fire damage. There were no injuries.

At approximately 5:45 p.m., February 23rd, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) firefighters were dispatched to a fire at a two-story multifamily townhome at 315 Rowlette Circle off South Church St (S.R. 231).

A family of four in the home were outside upon MFRD’s arrival.

Engines 1 and 2 were dispatched to the residential fire and arrived to find light smoke visible on the first floor.

“Crews advanced a line into the residential building and extinguished the fire in the kitchen area and did an excellent job of keeping it from reaching other parts of the home,” said Captain Kyle Winnett. “There was heavy smoke and heat damage throughout the unit so the occupants will be displaced.”

Other fire apparatus, including Ladder 10, Rescue 1, Safety 1 and Battalion Chief 1 also responded to the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by MFRD Fire Marshal’s Division.

The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to the scene and is assisting the homeowners.

For fire safety information, contact MFRD’s Community Risk Reduction Division at 615-849-2605, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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