Sat, Apr 30, 2016


Large Grass Fire at Stones River National Battlefield

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Smoke from a large grass fire at the Stones River National Battlefield could be seen from miles around Murfreesboro Wednesday. WGNS' Bryan Barrett was first on the scene as firefighters battled the blaze...


Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue, along with Stones River National Battlefield staff and others have worked to contain the fire to the left side of the new main enterance. The fire burned about five acres and it's believed to have started from someone throwing a cigarette out of a window. Battlefield officials told WGNS that they sometimes do "controlled burns," but this was not one of those times. With dry conditions and lots of fuel from dead grass and leaves, large fires can start easily. All it takes is someone throwing a cigarette butt out the window to start such a blaze like we saw Wednesday. Check for photos, videos and listen to our on-scene reports.

WGNS' Bryan Barrett did several reports from the scene from the fire at Stones River National Battlefield...




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