MFD investigating house fire causing more than $100K in damages

Updated: Sep. 20, 2020 at 10:08 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Residents in the Parkway Village area woke up to a massive house fire early this morning.

Just after 2 a.m. on Sunday the Memphis Fire Department responded to a house fire on Clearbrook Cove.

Firefighters reported heavy fire, neighbors capturing the intense flames on their cellphones.

Firefighters were able to gain control of the fire in less than an hour and reported no injuries. The Red Cross provided assistance to two adults.

Neighbors say a couple lived in the home.

“They’re good people, that actually lived here, we get along great and everybody in this little cove here does the same,” said Larry Stephens, neighbor.

Stephens and another neighbor say they checked on the couple who they say were in shock.

“I asked him was everybody okay and do you need anything, he was still very emotional. He was out there with a couple of family members, he knows that if he needs to reach out he can,” said Cleveland, neighbor. “She walked to the back and her husband walked to the back of the house and looked, and she was just in amaze this was going on and it was her house.”

It’s unknown if there was a working smoke alarm. MFD estimates more than an $80,0000 worth of damage and say the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

If you have information regarding this incident, please call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH or the State Arson Hotline at 1-800-762-3017.

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