Fire Closes Down the Murfreesboro Airport

Aug 22, 2014

Cessna airplane damaged by fire Friday morning at the Murfreesboro Airport.
Credit MFRD

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  An early morning fire closed down The Murfreesboro Airport for several hours on Friday.

Officials say that when firefighters arrived on the scene just after 9 a.m. they found heavy smoke and flames billowing out of an airport hangar.

Initial reports suggested a propane tank inside the hangar may have exploded. Firefighters now report the tank contributed to the blaze, but doesn’t appear to have caused the fire.

The hangar reportedly contained two airplanes, a trailer, boat, and other pieces of equipment. One of the airplanes will likely be a total loss due to heat damage.

There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is unknown. The Fire Marshall will investigate.