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House fire under investigation

Memphis fire officials are investigating a house fire that occured on Cherry Road near Mallory on Saturday.

Firefighters pulled a 43-year-old man out of the home. A Battalion Chief said the man was disoriented from smoke inhalation.
The fire was extinguished quickly.

One of the home's tenants said he believes his housemate, who suffers from a mental disorder, intentionally set fire to a mattress.

"I heard the front door slam, and the glass window in the front break," said resident Bill Littlejohn. "Opened the door and the entire mattress was engulfed in flames."
Littlejohn said his housemate left following the fire.
Battalion Chief Kirk Lock says investigators are looking for that tenant in order to speak with him about the incident.

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