Family displaced following apartment fire - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Family displaced following apartment fire

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A family is homeless after their apartment went up in flames late Thursday night.

Firefighters rushed to the Arium at Shelby Farms apartments around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Four apartments were damaged in the fire.

A woman said her sister was distraught after the fire destroyed her apartment.

"She was on the phone crying, and of course she was calling for her dog. She couldn't find her dog," the woman said. "I was just really worried she was going to try to come back in her apartment complex looking for her dog."

The woman's sister was eventually able to find her dog. The Red Cross is helping all families affected by the fire.

Less than two weeks ago, another apartment in the complex caught fire due to an electrical issue. WMC Action News 5 is working to learn whether the two fires are connected.

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