Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Ladder 9, Rescue 9, Engine 5, and brush trucks from Stations 2 and 6 responded to a silo fire at the dead end of Covenant Boulevard just before 7:30 Thursday morning.
Crews arrived on scene to find heavy smoke exiting the silo. According to Captain/Shift Inspector Mark McCluskey, the land in that area is in the process of being developed. A nearby construction crew assisted Firefighters with clearing a pathway for easier access.
“We used at least 3,000 gallons of water to knock down the flames,” said McCluskey. “Once the flames were down, we covered the contents of the silo with foam.”
McCluskey also said that even though the hay will still smolder some today, it is unlikely it will flame back up.
It is unclear how the fire started. The Fire Marshal’s Office was called to the scene to conduct a routine investigation.
More information will be released as it becomes available.