Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department’s Districts 1, 9, and 7 and Engines 4 and 10 (total of 8 units) responded to a fire call at the Carrington Park Apartments located at 2778 Rideout Lane around 4:45 Sunday evening.
The fire spread quickly to the attic and burned through the roof before crews were able to extinguish it. Battalion Chief Daryl Alexander said the bulk of the fire was out around 6:00 pm; however, crews are still on scene at this time extinguishing hotspots and are planning on a long night. “We will be here for quite a while,” said Alexander. “We want to make sure there are absolutely no more hot spots before we clear the scene.”
According to Fire Marshal Carl Peas, the fire appears to have started on the balcony of a unit on the third floor. The cause of the fire is still unknown at this time and is currently under investigation. MFRD’s Fire Marshal’s Office will likely return to the scene Monday morning to continue the investigation.
Due to the quick spread of the fire, all 12 units in building K were affected either due to fire, water, or smoke damage. The number of displaced residents is unknown, but one of the owners of the apartment complex, Ashley Herndon, told officials that all are being assisted with shelter. The complex is also in the process of getting special security for the affected building.
No injuries were associated with the incident. More information will be released as it becomes available.