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13-year-old suffers smoke inhalation in South Memphis fire

The Memphis Fire Department says a 13-year-old is recovering after a fire Friday morning at their home.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Fire Department says a 13-year-old is recovering after a fire Friday morning at their home.

Firefighters responded to the fire at the home in the 400 block of E. Essex Avenue about 8:45 a.m. Friday. They found smoke coming from the home when they arrived.

It took less than ten minutes to get the fire under control. Investigators said a 13-year-old suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to Le Bonheur in non-critical condition.

Investigators said the fire was caused by and air conditioning (A/C) unit that malfunctioned in the rear bedroom window.

The fire caused a total of about $11,500. The Red Cross was there to help the one adult and one child affected.

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