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Fire Ignites at Stones River Battlefield

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn.-- The Murfreesboro Fire Department responded to a grass fire around 2 pm today at Stones River Battlefield. 


Rutherford County Fire and Rescue assisted in the response to put out a fire which damaged nearly five acres of land. At one point, the fire was moving so rapidly it burned through a cedar fence without causing damage. 


Investigators believe a cigarette which was tossed out started the fire. No injuries were reported, though four electric poles were damaged. 
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