Memphis Firefighters Battle Multiple Fires At Homes Along Reese Street Near U Of M

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - It was a busy morning for Memphis firefighters who battled three house fires in the U of M area. The fires were caused by the harsh weather Tuesday morning.

Fire officials told Local 24 the fire was caused by a power surge and it as electrical in nature.

That electrical current about 7:00 a.m. caused fires in three homes in the 400 – 500 block of Reece Street. Our crews saw heavy smoke coming out of the roofs of one of the homes when they arrived on scene.

"The fires appear to be weather-related, electrical in all three structures. No injuries to our firefighters or civilians only one of the residents were home at the time of the incident,” Memphis Fire Lt. Wayne Cooke.

“There was a box right outside of the kitchen on the outside of the house that was in flames and it was melting,” says Lisa McClain. “And I had a jug of mineral water sitting there and I threw that on it and it put it out. Put it out right then.”

McClain had dogs inside of her house, but fortunately they were unharmed and she's thankful she was able to put out the fire at her home.

Fire crews spent most of the morning accessing damage, and MLGW worked to restore power.

 

 


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