Popular deli, apartments collapse during fire - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Popular deli, apartments collapse during fire

(WMC-TV) – Flames came shooting through a neighborhood grocery store late Tuesday night, and caused several apartments above it to collapse.

The fire happened just before midnight at Lester's Grocery and Deli located on Walker St., near LeMoyne-Owen College.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they went upstairs to search for people trapped inside. Then the fire started coming through to the second floor. The firefighters pulled out just before the building collapsed. No one was hurt.

A resident said she smelled gas earlier in the day.

Another resident was missing shortly after the fire, but has since been accounted for.

The fire is still under investigation. This story will be updated with more information as it comes in throughout the day.

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