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☷ Murfreesboro Tennessee - Officer resident taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after overnight fire tenants displaced
Murfreesboro , state Tennessee ( By Press Release office)
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MURFREESBORO , Tenn .
( May 6 , 2022 ) - A Murfreesboro Police officer was treated for smoke inhalation after helping to evacuate tenants at an early morning apartment fire . An elderly tenant was also treated for smoke inhalation . Firefighters helped to evacuate others .
Officer Joseph Shelton and Officer Dalton Parker were first on the scene . They saw smoke coming from several units at Chelsea Place Apartments , 805 Bradyville Pike , and immediately began knocking on doors and evacuating tenants . The fire was reported at 2:03 a . m . Friday , May 6 . Officer Shelton heard an elderly male tenant yelling for help inside one of the units . Despite smoke billowing from the apartment , Shelton went inside and saved the elderly male , who uses a walker .
Shelton and the tenant inhaled smoke . Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services ( RCEMS ) personnel began treatment on the scene . RCEMS took the tenant to the hospital , where he is still recovering . Shelton was taken to the hospital by a supervisor as a precaution . He was treated and released .
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department ( MFRD ) firefighters aboard Rescue 1 , and Rescue 4 also helped evacuate two adults and a young male . The child was checked out on scene by RCEMS and is okay .
Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire , prevented it from spreading to additional units . The fire may have started on the first floor of the 1800 building . Crew members with Engine 3 , Ladder 1 , 2 , 4 , 6 and 8 , Battalion Chief 1 and 2 , and Safety 1 and 2 , assisted since it was a multi - dwelling fire .
Four units sustained damage . Two other units were damaged by water . Firefighters breached the door to another unit to gain access to the fire which spread through the ceiling into the upper units . Six people and a dog were displaced .
The fire remains under investigation by MFRD Fire Marshal ' s Office investigators .
The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross assisted the families .
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