Apartment fire leaves one with minor injuries

Photo by Mary Bradley/The News.

Photo by Mary Bradley/The News.

One person suffered minor burn injuries from an apartment fire last night on Diuguid Drive.

Fire Chief Eric Pologruto said the person was transported to the local hospital by ambulance, but was later transferred to Vanderbilt Medical Center.

The cause of the fire at the four townhouse apartment complex was still under investigation by the City Fire Marshal last night, but was later determined this morning.

“The fire appears to have originated from a gas propane grill that one of the occupants was using,” Pologruto said.

He said it is unknown at this time whether an occupant was using the grill at the time of the fire or if it had been left on after being used.

The City of Murray Fire Department received the call at 9:16 p.m. and the fire was declared “out” about two hours later.

Pologruto said 26 firefighters were on the scene last night and none of them suffered any injuries.

Matthew Tinsley, assistant fire chief for City of Murray, said damage from the fire was showing at the front and back of the building, primarily on the second and third floor.

A tenant of the complex said no students lived in the apartments. Tinsley said at this point the American Red Cross had been called to help tenants temporarily displaced.

Story by Mari-Alice Jasper, News Editor