1 Firehouse Lane

Murphy, NC 28906

(828) 837-2212

Call 911 for all emergencies

Al Lovingood

Fire Chief

Welcome to Murphy Fire Department

ISO Class 3 / Class 4 MR Fire District

Fires can start from most accidental causes, but with the exception of lightning fires in some areas, the number of starts is generally low. Fires in open-cured grassland will burn briskly and spread rapidly on windy days. Woods fires spread slowly to moderately fast. The average fire is of moderate intensity, although heavy concentrations of fuel, especially draped fuel, may burn hot. Short-distance spotting may occur, but is not persistant. Fires are not likely to become serious, and control is relatively easy

Current Fire Risk Assessment

2nd June 2023

To obtain outdoor burning permits visit: ncforestservice.gov

The Murphy Fire Department, under the leadership of Chief Al Lovingood, consists of personnel who strive to protect the lives and property of citizens and visitors of our fire district through fire prevention, education, and suppression. Through strong teamwork, it is our desire to excel in customer service by being a progressive and proactive department.

Murphy Fire operates 3 fire station locations, our main station is located at # 1 Firehouse Ln. Murphy, NC.  Two additional locations:  125 Natural Springs Drive and 140 James A. Mulkey Drive.   

The Fire Limits were established by the Town of Murphy on May 19, 1909