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Posted on: December 25, 2013

[ARCHIVED] MFRD Crews Battle Several Brush Fires on Agri Park Drive

Hay Bale on fire on Agri Park Drive

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Districts 1 and 9 and the brush truck responded to several brush fires on a property located on Agri Park Drive adjacent to the Apartments at Harpers Pointe just after 12:30 Wednesday afternoon.

Crews arrived on scene to find several small brush fires and a hay bale on fire.

Crews quickly extinguished the brush fires, trying to contain them from the wooded area behind the apartments. It took a little longer to put out the hay bale, but it was also extinguished.

Because the fires appeared to be intentionally set, the Fire Marshal’s Office was called to investigate.

According to Assistant Fire Marshal Tracy Summar, the investigation also uncovered an old barn on Gresham Lane that had fire set to it. However, the fire was out when responders arrived.

“Two subjects of interest have been identified by our office as responsible for all these incidents,” said Summar. “The exact charges are unknown at this time, but charges are pending.”

No further information can be released at this time, but will be released as it becomes available.

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