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Orange Mound house fire where man was found dead determined to be arson

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH or the State Arson Hotline at 1-800-762-3017.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police and fire investigators are investigating a deadly fire in Orange Mound.

Firefighters responded to a fire call around 5:00 a.m.Tuesday in the 800 block of Dallas where they found a man dead inside a back bedroom in the home.The cause of death is pending an examination by the Shelby County Medical Examiner. Fire investigators said the fire was intentionally set in several areas of the home.

MPD says this is being investigated as a homicide. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH or the State Arson Hotline at 1-800-762-3017.