Fire destroys home and damages a neighboring home in Murfreesboro

Posted at 3:44 PM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 16:45:24-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two Murfreesboro families were displaced when a fire damaged their homes on Boyd Drive in Murfreesboro.

According to Murfreesboro Fire officials, the fire broke out at a home on the 5000 block around 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Four people were inside at the time. They were able to get out safely and two cats were seen running from the home.

The flames destroyed the home then spread to a neighboring home, damaging it as well.

Multiple engines responded to the scene.

“There were challenges extinguishing the fire,” said MFRD Acting Battalion Chief and Training Captain Terry Smith. “The houses are close together and the high winds caused the fire to spread to a neighboring home. Crews quickly extinguished both homes.”

Four people, who were in the neighboring home also made it out safely. But the flames caused moderate damage to the attic and right side of the structure.

The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting both families. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the MFRD Fire Marshal’s Office.