Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department crews responded to a house fire at 1537 Lews Court just after 1:30am Thursday morning.
According to Battalion Chief Joe Bell, firefighters from Station 9, 10, 1 and Rescue 2 responded and arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the home. The father was at work at the time of the fire and a mother and two children made it out safely. The Red Cross arrived to assist the displaced family and unfortunately a family pet died in the fire.
The Fire Marshal’s Office arrived to conduct a routine investigation but according to Chief Bell, the fire looks to have started near the attached garage. The home suffered extensive damage.