Woman uses stove to stay warm in freezing temperatures - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Woman uses stove to stay warm in freezing temperatures

Rubystine Morgan used her stove for heat when her furnace stopped working. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) Rubystine Morgan used her stove for heat when her furnace stopped working. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A Memphis woman, like many others, is struggling to stay warm during the recent cold weather. She has gone to the extreme measures of using her stove and oven for heat, something that is not recommended.

Rubystine Morgan has lived in a near vacant apartment complex on East Butler Street for 32 years. There is a lot of love between her apartment walls, but not a lot of heat.

"I've been here, I've been putting that cover on me," says Morgan.

Morgan says almost two months ago her furnace stopped pushing out heat. Her close friends are now very concerned.

"It's going to get down to 5 or 9 tonight," says Demetrias Crump, a close family friend who stopped by to check on Morgan.

Morgan says she has been forced to use her stove and oven for heat.

"She said it's the only way she can get warm," says Crump.

"I don't know what I'm going to do, ya'll," says Morgan.

Morgan is a strong-spirited woman, and nothing has forced her to leave her childhood neighborhood, not even living in the cold.

MLGW was called out to the home after family members smelled an odor of gas. Her furnace was able to be fixed and she now has heat.

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