Firefighters battle a Sept. 23, 2012, blaze at a historic home on North Maney Avenue in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Photo submitted)
Fire investigators were back at the scene this morning of the 603 North Maney Avenue house fire that happened just before 9:00 pm Monday.
“Preliminary investigations indicate accidental cause, yet the fire is still under investigation,” said Assistant Fire Marshal Tracy Summar.
Four engine companies and two rescues worked to extinguish last night’s blaze. Crews had difficulty accessing the attic due to the second floor ceiling but were eventually able to knock the fire down. Firefighters were on scene extinguishing hotspots until just after midnight.
MFRD was able to contain the fire to the attic and roof area of the home. The home received moderate smoke and water damage throughout the structure, but no fire damage in the living quarters. “Fire crews did a great job fighting this fire. They were able to keep it from hitting the ground. I am proud of our personnel,” said Summar.
The house is divided into four apartments, one of which is vacant. The residents from the three occupied apartments were displaced but were able to receive assistance from the American Red Cross.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s two engine companies from District 1 and Rescue 8 were dispatched around 9 p.m. Monday to a house fire at 603 North Maney Street.
The call came in as “flames coming through the roof.” En route to the fire, the shift commander requested another engine company and rescue.
Upon arrival, crews began an interior attack on the structure, while crews outside proactively set up for rapid intervention team operations, which is a team who may be called upon quickly and effectively to assist fellow firefighters suddenly threatened by a dangerous situation at an incident.
All five occupants of the home, along with their three dogs were out of the residence and uninjured.
The ceiling on the second floor of the structure made it difficult for crews to access the attic which was where the fire was present. Crews were able to knock it down from the inside, but called a fourth engine company for assistance.
The fire is under control at this time; however, crews are still on scene extinguishing hot spots.
MFRD’s Fire Marshal’s Office has been called in to investigate this incident. The American Red Cross is also en route to assist the displaced occupants.
No other information is available at this time. Further information will be released upon availability.