MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) — Multiple crews responded to a house fire off Cason Trail in Murfreesboro Thursday that resulted in major structural damage.
The home belonged to a Murfreesboro police officer, according to Larry Flowers, the Murfreesboro Police Department public information officer.
According to officials, the fire started at approximately 11:20 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, creating heavy smoke that could be seen from miles away. However, nobody was home at the time.
The devastation was evident in the photos Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department posted on Facebook Thursday afternoon as firefighters were battling the blaze.
The department said crews aggressively attacked the fire from the outside, but they did go inside the burning house to rescue three pets.
There are no reports of injuries resulting from this blaze.
The home has been deemed inhabitable, so the Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross is helping the officer’s family.
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There’s no word yet on how the fire started, but it’s being investigated by the MFRD Fire Marshal’s Office.
The road between Cason Trail and River Rock was temporarily closed while crews put out the fire. The road was reopened by 3 p.m.
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