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Thu, Dec 25, 2014

Early-morning fire Thursday at Cross Court Apartments

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Districts 1 and 8 responded to a fire call at Cross Court Apartments at 550 Crossway Drive around 1 a.m. Thursday morning.

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue's Public Information Officer Ashley McDonald said a discarded cigarette is to blame for Cross Court laundry room fire.

Upon arrival, crews discovered light smoke coming from the complex’s laundry room area, which is located in the rear corner of an occupied apartment building.

Crews entered the laundry room and located the fire in a trash can. They quickly extinguished the fire and checked for any other hotspots.

Upon arrival, crews discovered light smoke coming from the complex’s laundry room area, which is located in the rear corner of an occupied apartment building.

According to Captain Jamie Bigelow, the estimated damage to the laundry room was about $1,000.

No other units in the building at Cross Court Apartments were affected and no residents had to be evacuated.

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