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Murfreesboro Duplex Fire Investigated As Suspicious

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Posted at 11:04 AM, Jun 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:25:19-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Officials were treating a fire at a Rutherford County duplex as suspicious.

The fire broke out at a home on 1561 Center Pointe Drive in Murfreesboro around 6 p.m. Sunday.

Crews from the Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department were called to the scene after smoke was seen coming from the duplex.

After entering the home, firefighters found a small fire on the floor in one of the rooms. They were able to quickly put out the fire and ventilate the unit.

No one was injured. It was not clear if anyone lived at the home or if they were there at the time the fire broke out.

Officials said the fire was no accident.

“It was clear that the fire was intentionally set,” said Assistant Fire Marshal Carl Peas.

Additional details about what investigators learned were not released.