Whitehaven Apartment Fire Leaves Families Homeless

Whitehaven Apartment Fire Leaves Families Homeless

Nearly 20 people are without a home after an early Thursday morning fire at the Highland Meadow Apartments.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - Nearly 20 people are without a home after an early Thursday morning fire at the Highland Meadow Apartments.

Memphis firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire around 4 a.m. on Thursday, June 20. Eight units were destroyed in the fire, affecting 18 people. One person was taken to the hospital for injuries sustained while escaping the building.

Investigators are working to determine what caused the fire; neighbors told Local 24 News it was started by an unattended candle. The Red Cross is assisting those who were displaced.

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