Candles blamed for deadly early morning fire in Whitehaven


MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( – A woman and a dog are dead after an early morning house fire in Whitehaven. Fire investigators say candles burning in a bedroom are to blame.

According to the Memphis Fire Department, firefighters responded to the 1600 block of Wilson Rd. just before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. They were able to get the fire under control about 5:45 a.m.

The woman was found dead in the bedroom. Her identity has not been released. A dog also died in the home from the fire.

The Memphis Fire Department says three adults were able to get out of the home. The Red Cross is assisting them.

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