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Grass fire burns several acres at Stones River National Battlefield


Fire crews in Rutherford County have extinguished a grass fire Wednesday afternoon at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro.

The fire reportedly began when someone discarded a cigarette about 2 p.m. along the 1800 block of Wilkinson Pike. Wind and dry conditions helped the fire quickly spread.

Investigators say approximately nine acres of the battlefield were damaged, along with four utility poles.

The Murfreesboro Electric Department and Comcast were called to make repairs to the affected lines.

No one was injured during the grass fire, and Wilkinson Pike was closed while crews worked at the scene.

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