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House fire starts in attempt to thaw frozen pipes

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(WMC-TV) – Memphis fire investigators say a home caught on fire while workers tried to thaw frozen pipes.

The Memphis Fire Department responded to a house fire at 8639 Thorncliff Fairway, around 3 p.m. Saturday. Smoke was coming from the two story home when crews arrived. It took around 30 minutes to put the fire out.

Fire investigators determined the cause to be accidental. Workers were trying to thaw frozen pipes with a torch in a bathroom wall.

No one was injured in the fire.

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