Man dies in hospital after North Memphis home catches on fire

Published: Jan. 4, 2022 at 6:42 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 4, 2022 at 9:51 AM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - One person is dead after a house went up in flames in North Memphis Tuesday morning.

Memphis Fire Department says the man was rushed to a burn unit in critical condition where he was pronounced dead. The identity of the victim has not been released at this time. MFD says the cause of death is pending the Shelby County Medical Examiner’s report.

One other person survived and was treated at the scene for burns.

No firefighters were injured.

According to MFD, the fire broke out at a home on Range Line Road around 3:30 a.m. when a car caught on fire in the driveway and spread to the attic. The two vicitms woke up to the sound of the smoke two detectors.

Six fire engines responded to the scene to battle the blaze.

The total damage is estimated at about $70,000.

We’ll keep you updated as we learn more information.

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