Firefighters assess the damage after extinguishing a fire that broke out at Northfield Lodge Apartments on East Northfield Boulevard just after 1 p.m. on Oct. 14, 2013, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. No one was injured in the fire. (Photo submitted)
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Four adults and three children were displaced Monday from their residence at Northfield Lodge Apartments as the result of a fire that caused extensive damage.
No one was injured as a result of the blaze.
Officials said no one was home when crews from the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department’s Engine 4, Engine 1, District 8, and Rescue 9 responded to the apartment complex, located at 603 East Northfield Blvd., at about 1:10 p.m. in reference to a fire.
"Upon arrival, crews discovered light smoke coming from the second story of Apartment W-4," said Ashley McDonald, public information officer for the Fire Department. "Crews entered the apartment and located the fire in an upstairs bedroom. The fire was quickly extinguished and extensions were ruled out."
Firefighters were able to contain the fire to a bedroom, where officials believe the it started, but it received significant damage.
"The rest of the apartment received heavy smoke and heat damage but only minor water damage," she said. "The cause of the fire is unknown at this time."
The Fire Marshal’s Office was called to investigate.
Assistant Fire Marshal Michael Bartlett said it appears the fire, which erupted in a child's bedroom, was accidental.
Once the fire was put out, officials with the Murfreesboro Electric Department pulled the meter to the unit and the occupants were displaced.
The American Red Cross has since been contacted to help the people displaced by the fire.