Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Districts 1, 2, and 9 responded to an apartment fire at 205 Warrior Drive (Stones River Apartments) around 11:30 Thursday morning.
When crews arrived, they discovered a massive amount of heavy, black smoke coming from all directions. All apartment residents were asked to vacate the building.
Crews entered the affected apartment quickly and “made a good stop on the fire,” according to Shift Commander Dale Maynard.
Fire damage was contained to the kitchen area of the affected apartment; however, there was smoke damage throughout. MFRD crews also had to clear smoke from the complex’s five other apartments. The residents in those units have since been allowed to return.
The meter to the affected apartment was pulled and the residents will be displaced. Assistance from the American Red Cross was offered but declined because the residents were able to make arrangements with the apartment complex to stay in another apartment.
MFRD’s Fire Marshal’s Office is conducting a routine investigation.
More information will be released as it becomes available.