MFD investigate arson at downtown high rise apartment - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

MFD investigate arson at downtown high rise apartment

(Source: MFD) (Source: MFD)

Memphis Fire Department is investigating an arson at a downtown high rise, Court Square Center.

The fire was intentionally started in the bedroom Tuesday night, according to MFD.

When firefighters arrived at 11:30 p.m., smoke was visible from the 5th floor of the building. The fire took about an hour and half to get under control with 36 first responders. A working sprinkler system did help stop the fire from spreading until firefighters could arrive.

The damage is estimated at $18,000 structure and $23,000 contents, according to the fire department.

The fire is currently under investigation. If you know anything to help arson investigators call: Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH (2274)
or the State Arson Hotline at 1-800-762-3017.

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