MFRD Responds to Fire at 406 Douglas Avenue

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department’s Districts 1 and 2, Engine 4, and Rescue 8 responded to a fire at 406 Douglas Avenue just before noon Thursday.

When units arrived on scene, they discovered heavy smoke and flames coming from the back of an unoccupied trailer.

Crews immediately began attacking the fire and according to Assistant Chief Kaye Jernigan, did a great job of keeping the fire contained and away from surrounding structures. “The wind definitely contributed to how fast the fire was spreading,” she said, “but they were able to get the fire out quickly.”

A total of three kittens were rescued from the property and Rutherford County PAWS was called to assist.

The trailer will be a total loss, but fortunately no other structures were involved and no injuries were associated with the incident.

Fire Marshal Carl Peas was called to the scene to investigate. “At this time, we believe the fire was accidental,” he said. Peas also said there were no utilities being fed to the structure.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

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