Construction supply store catches fire

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Firefighters begin to survey the damage at Associated Masonry Products in Murfreesboro, Tenn., after a Jan. 9, 2013, fire. No one was injured during the incident. (Photo submitted)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department responded to a structure fire at Associated Masonry Products Inc., located at 1311 W. College St., just before 10 a.m. Thursday.

When crews arrived on the scene, light to moderate smoke was exiting the right side of the metal structure. Employees had already been evacuated and Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services was on standby, officials said.

"Fortunately, no one was hurt or injured during the incident," said Ashley McDonald, public information officer for the Fire Department.

Shift Commander Tim Swann, who works for the Fire Department, said the fire got up into the attic and burned insulation off the roof line.

“Crews did an excellent job getting the fire knocked down,” Swann said.

Areas of the outside of the building were charred, but only the showroom will be closed until further notice.

Company officials from Associated Masonry Products, which is a construction supply store, said customers may contact the Nashville office at 615-331-1000 for assistance.

The Fire Marshal’s Office was called to the scene to investigate.

Assistant Fire Marshal Tracy Summar said the fire appears to be electrical in nature. However, the exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.

McDonald said more information would be released as it becomes available.

-- Marie Kemph,

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