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Memphis home fully engulfed in flames after vehicle hits house, ruptures gas line

Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 8:45 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Fire crews are battling a house fire in Memphis Tuesday night.

A house on South Perkins is engulfed. Memphis fire dispatch says the house caught fire after a vehicle crashed into the home and ruptured a gas line.

There were eight children and two adults that were home at the time of the incident. They all escaped the house safely. The driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries.

“MLGW has located the area, they have crews that are digging on the scene to get to that severed line to make sure they cut it off. And as soon as they cut if off, we’ll be able to stabilize the scene and we can start thinking about allowing the residents to return,” said a representative with Memphis Light, Gas and Water.

The American Red Cross will provide assistance to the family.

Stay with WMC Action News 5 as we work to gather more details.

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