Man dies in Saturday afternoon house fire - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man dies in Saturday afternoon house fire

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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - While battling a blaze on Radar Road on Saturday afternoon, Memphis Fire Department found the body of a 78-year-old man.

A second man was able to escape before rescue crews arrived on the scene, and was transported to Regional One Medical Center in non-critical condition.

According to officials, there was not a working smoke detector in the home.

Memphis Fire Department urges all residents to maintain a working smoke detector in their home. Any City of Memphis resident can apply for a free one by contacting the Fire Museum of Memphis at (901) 636-5650.

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