Fire forces evacuation of Memphis apartment complex - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Fire forces evacuation of Memphis apartment complex

The fire broke out just after 2:15am. The fire broke out just after 2:15am.
Several elderly residents were taken to local hospitals. Several elderly residents were taken to local hospitals.

An early morning fire forced an evacuation for residents of a Memphis apartment complex.

Officials said the fire broke out just after 2:15am Monday on the fourth floor of the Embassy House Apartments on South Perkins.

Two elderly women were transported to local hospitals after the evacuation complaining of chest pain, while another had to be treated for smoke inhalation.  A fourth woman was taken to the hospital complaining of shortness of breath.

Memphis Fire Department Lt. Keith Staples said the fire was likely electrical, and started in the living room of a fourth floor unit.

Total damage was estimated at $90,000.

Residents whose apartments were not damaged were allowed to return to their units.


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