South Memphis mulch fire reignites - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

South Memphis mulch fire reignites

Firefighters working to put out flames Friday morning (Source: WMC Action News 5) Firefighters working to put out flames Friday morning (Source: WMC Action News 5)
Picture of the mulch fire from February 28 (Source: WMC Action News 5) Picture of the mulch fire from February 28 (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A mulch fire in South Memphis reignited overnight.

Police officers said they drove by Michael's Tree Loader Services around 12:30 a.m. Friday and saw flames shooting 5-10 feet into the air.

The fire sparked February 26 at the business located on Knight Arnold Road between Getwell Road and Lamar Avenue. But the fire had since died down and appeared to have extinguished.

More than 15 firetrucks were on the scene at times Friday morning working to bring the fire under control. Around 6 a.m. all of the firetrucks left the scene. 

Memphis Fire Department has not released any new information about the status of the fire.

Previously, Michael's Tree Loader Services owner said the fire's origins were suspicious, because it started in the brush and log pile--not in the mulch pile.

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