Fire destroys two story home - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Andrew Douglas

Fire destroys two story home

A fire broke out at a home in the 1000 block of Kyle Street Wednesday evening.

Firefighters were putting out hot spots and trying to find out exactly what ignited powerful flames that took down a two story house earlier tonight.    

Neighbors on the scene said the home had been for sale more than a year.

It was vacant and the utilities were turned off.

Firefighters suspect someone got inside to get out of the cold and may have ignited the flames.

One longtime neighbor  said she was startled by the flames shooting out of the home and up into the sky.[TAKE

"And I saw the light and then I ran to the door and...oh...it was something I tell you. I've never something anything like it in my life," Lillie Hood said.

Neighbors said the area is peppered with vacant homes.

No one was hurt.


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