Apartment fire in Murfreesboro leaves 29 people homeless

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – 14 children and 15 adults are without homes after an apartment building caught fire in Murfreesboro Tuesday afternoon.

It happened at the Hawthorne South Apartments on Indian Park Drive around 5:45 p.m.

Upon arrival, firefighters discovered heavy smoke and flames shooting through the roof of an apartment.

No one was in the unit and rescue crews immediately cleared the building of all residents.

At least eight units were affected by fire or water and no one was injured.

However, at least one pet, a black Laborador Retriever, perished in the fire.

The families are being offered assistance from the American Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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