Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Departmentâ€™s District 8 and Engine 1 responded to a fire at a duplex located at 1706 Craig Court just after 11:00 Sunday night.
â€śCrews got a quick knockdown on the fire,â€ť said Shift Commander Daryl Alexander. â€śThe fire appeared to have started as the result of unattended cooking,â€ť he continued.
Two occupants were displaced, but did not require assistance from the Red Cross.
MFRD responds to several unattended cooking fires throughout the year. Listed below are some helpful â€śCooking Safetyâ€ť tips from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
â€˘ Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, or boiling food. If you absolutely have to leave the kitchen, turn the stove off.
â€˘ If you are sleepy, do not use the stove or stovetop.
â€˘ If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly and remain in your home while the food is cooking. Use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
â€˘ If you DO have a cooking fire, get out of the house immediately and close the door behind you to contain the fire. Dial 9-1-1.
If you need further information on Cooking Safety, contact MFRD at 615-893-1422 or visit our departmentâ€™s page on www.murfreesborotn.gov.