Family dog dies in double house fire - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Family dog dies in double house fire

(WMC-TV) - Flames ripped through two Shelby County homes early Monday morning, almost injuring two firefighters and killing a family pet.

The fire started at a home on Waterfront Oak Drive and spread to the house next door. At least nine people called the 911 to report the fires.

Two firefighters were blown back onto the porch and front yard when trying to entire the home. A flash fire pushed them back when they opened the front door. The firefighters were initially believed to be injured, but according to the fire department, their training and protective gear saved them from injury.

Nine people are reportedly displaced due to the fire. One of the homes was completely destroyed, while the second home received major damage. A pet dog did die on the scene, likely as a result of smoke inhalation.

The fire started around 2:30 a.m.

What caused the fire remains under investigation.

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