Flames engulf inmate's home

Firefighters battle flames on Redcliff Dr

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Flames engulfed a house in the Egypt neighborhood early Thursday morning.

Firefighters rushed to the scene on Redcliff Drive near Spring Valley Drive and Egypt Central Road just after 3 a.m. They believe the fire started in the carport, but do not know what caused it.

A friend of the homeowner rushed to the scene because she said she felt something was wrong. She said the homeowner is currently in jail, so no one was home when the fire started.

While firefighters battled the blaze, a board fell on a firefighter. He was not injured.

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