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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

No one injured in apartment fire

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- No one was injured this weekend when part of a kitchen caught fire inside a residence at the Brookwood Terrace Apartments on South Rutherford Boulevard, according to city officials.

Shift Commander Tim Swann, who works for the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department, said that the fire appears to have started in the kitchen, but the exact cause is still unknown.

Officials with the Murfreesboro Fire Marshal's Office have since taken over the case to conduct a routine investigation.

Firefighters were called to the 2700 block of South Rutherford Boulevard at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in response to a fire at the apartment complex, according officials with the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department.

Fire Department officials at the scene said the occupants of the affected unit were already outside when they arrived.

"Crews entered Building 7 to find an apartment on the third level with a sprinkler activated and a small amount of flames showing in the kitchen," said Ashley McDonald, public information officer for the Fire Department. "A combination of fire crews and the sprinkler system extinguished the fire quickly."

Although the fire was put out quickly, the residents of the affected unit were displaced, she said.

"It is unknown at this time if any other residents will be displaced," McDonald said, "but it is a possibility due to water damage from the sprinkler system."

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

-- Marie Kemph,

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