Apartment fire leaves several families without a home - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Lori Brown

Apartment fire leaves several families without a home

Firefighters responded to an apartment fire late Tuesday night that left eight people without a home.

The fire broke out at the New Horizon Apartments in the 1800 block of Berwind just after 10:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators said eight units sustained damage, either from the fire, or smoke and water as firefighters tried to extinguish the blaze. As a result,  three families are now searching for a new place to live.

"It's stuff. We all got out with our lives and so many don't. We can get more stuff but can't get another life," fire victim Reeneishia Turner said.

The Turners say a big reason she, her husband, and toddler got out with their lives is because of Michael Mosley. He went around knocking on people's doors to let them know their building was on fire.

"I think him so much for knocking on our door and letting us know, when we came out there were billowing amounts of fire.  Wasn't smoke it was fire!" Turner said.

Mosley denies being a hero...and says he's just thankful everyone is okay.

"Just trying to help, I'd sure want someone to let me know if my apartment was on fire," Mosley said

The Turners did not have renter's insurance because of a miscommunication.

They're now urging renters to insure the contents of their apartment. Because the cost of televisions, computers, and furniture can add up.    

Officials from the Red Cross were present to assist families whose units were destroyed in the fire.

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