MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Investigators were working to determine if a fire at the legal aid clinic over the weekend was set intentionally in Rutherford County.
An officer from the Murfreesboro Police Department was on patrol near 526 North Walnut Street around 11 p.m. Sunday when he was flames at the back of an office building.
The building was the location of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands.
When crews from the Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department arrived at the scene, they found the fire at the outside of the back door to the office.
Firefighters were able to put out the flames in three to five minutes.
Investigators believed the fire was intentionally set, and the Fire Marshal’s Office was called out to take a closer look.
Samples were taken and set for analysis to determine if any kind of ignitable liquids or accelerant were used.