x
Breaking News
More () »

Man severely burned in Frayser apartment fire

Security guards rescued the 63-year-old man who suffered smoke inhalation and 2nd and 3rd degree burns to his face, arms, and upper body.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is recovering in the hospital after being burned in an apartment fire in Frayser Wednesday night.

According to the Memphis Fire Department, the fire started just before 9pm in Ridgecrest Apartments at 2909 Treemont Cove. Two security guards rescued a 63-year-old man from an apartment, and he was taken to the burn unit at Regional One in critical condition, suffering from smoke inhalation and 2nd and 3rd degree burns to his face, arms, and upper body.

48 firefighters and other emergency response personnel quickly put the fire out. The fire, which burned two apartments, started in a bedroom, but the cause still is under investigation. It caused about $15,000 worth of damage.

Paid Advertisement