Late night house fire under investigation - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Late night house fire under investigation

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(WMC-TV) – Memphis firefighters were called to a home on fire in the 1000 block of Lewis Street, near Vollintine Avenue, around 11 Monday night.

When Action News 5 crews arrived to the area, smoke could be seen coming through the roof of the home. Investigators say there were no utilities in the home.

A man who identified himself as the homeowner was there when the fire started. During the course of the investigation, fire officials said they couldn't find him.

Fire officials determined that a gas can in the living room of the home was accidentally knocked over.  Fumes from the gas ignited with a portable grill.  The fire spread to the rest of the home.

The home had smoke, fire and water damage. Red Cross is providing assistance to one adult.

Officials said that the home did not have a working smoke detector.

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