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One person killed in fire

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - One person was killed early Wednesday morning in a fire at a Raleigh boarding house.

Firefighters were called to the scene in the 4000 block of Plymouth Street just before 1:00 a.m.  When the arrive, emergency crews found about half of the building already in flames.

Three people lived in the house, and two of them - a man and a woman - made it out safely.  A third person died in the fire.

Firefighters said the blaze was so intense that they were afraid it would spread to other homes.  However, the fire was brought under control about 20 minutes after firefighters arrived.

The victim's name has not been released.

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the blaze.

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