High-rise apartment catches fire in Downtown Memphis - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

High-rise apartment catches fire in Downtown Memphis

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Fire sparked in a Downtown Memphis apartment complex around 10 p.m. Wednesday, prompting a big response by Memphis Fire Department.

Firefighters fought the fire on the 12th floor of the Renaissance Apartments, located at 99 North Main Street.

Dozens of people who live in the building evacuated.

"I felt the door was hot, banged on the door and called the name of the man in there," said a neighbor. "There was no response, but we could hardly breathe so we had to get out as soon as possible."

Investigators say the fire started in one of the apartment's kitchens. Surrounding units did sustain smoke and water damage. No injuries were reported.

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