1 dead, 3 firefighters treated after house fire - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

1 dead, 3 firefighters treated after house fire

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Monday morning fatal fire in downtown Memphis Monday morning fatal fire in downtown Memphis
MEMPHIS, TN -

MEMPHIS, TN – Fire investigators have not released the identity of the man found dead after an early morning house fire.

Fire crews were called a three story home at 343 Boyd Street in downtown Memphis around 2:30 a.m.

Initial reports indicated that everyone made it out safely, but that would later change. At least three people did make it out of the home without injury. But one man was found dead on the third floor.

There are lingering questions about where in the home the fire started.

"We hadn't determined exactly how the fire started or in fact, what floor the fire started on," said Memphis Fire Department Battalion Chief Keith Staples.

Three firefighters were treated on the scene for heat exhaustion. The fire moved rapidly through the building, perhaps due to the age of the home.

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