Suspicious fire at Memphis apartment building

Lake View fire
Smoke flowing from the roof of the burning building
Smoke flowing from the roof of the burning building

(WMC-TV) – Action News 5 is on the scene of a fire at an apartment known for being a hot spot for fires and criminal activity.

The fire broke out at the Lake View apartments located at 3424 Winchester Park around 3:45 a.m.

The apartment was not occupied.

Police are calling this fire suspicious and are looking for the person or persons responsible.

The apartment was formerly called Somerset Apartments and Action News 5 has covered quite a few incidents on the property in the past.

The complex has undergone numerous management changes and renovations over the years. Property owners and former residents even tried to clean up the crime, but did not have any luck.

Also, we are waiting to see if the building might be torn down today. This story is still developing. Please check back for updates.

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