Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Districts 1 and 8 and Rescue 7 responded to a house fire at 724 Greenland Drive (corner of Greenland Drive and Givens Court) around 5:45 Wednesday evening.
When crews arrived on scene, the house was fully involved. Flames were shooting through the roof at the back of the house, through the eaves at each end of the structure, and through windows on the back, right side of the home.
Because of the heavy fire load and other hindrances, crews had difficulty accessing the fire and maneuvering the hose lines to get water to the fire. Crews had to evacuate the structure twice due to unsafe conditions. They were eventually able to “black the fire out” and re-enter the structure.
The fire is knocked down at this time, but crews are still monitoring and extinguishing hot spots. One MFRD Firefighter was transported to Saint Thomas Rutherford with non-life threatening injuries.
According to Shift Commander Dale Maynard, the home is most likely a total loss.
“Fortunately no one was home at the time of the fire and the house appears to be vacant,” said Maynard. “There were no cars in the driveway when we arrived. When the first crew entered the home, they found no furniture inside. The mailbox is also jam-packed,” Maynard added. “These are all indicative that there is no one living here.”
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. MFRD’s Fire Marshal’s Office is on scene to conduct a routine investigation.
Ashley McDonald, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue