One person injured in high-rise apartment fire - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

One person injured in high-rise apartment fire

(WMC-TV) – One person was hurt and dozens more evacuated after a two alarm fire overnight.

The fire happened at Wesley Madison Towers, in the 300 block of Madison, just before two o'clock Monday morning.

The fire started in a fifth floor apartment and residents from that floor were evacuated.

The flames were contained to that one apartment which was destroyed in the fire and one resident was treated on the scene for smoke inhalation.

It took firefighters about 60 firefighters 20 minutes to get the blaze under control.

A wheelchair-bound resident on the fifth floor was escorted to safety.

No firefighters were injured.

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