2 dead in south Memphis house fire
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities say a woman and a child have been killed in a house fire in south Memphis.
Memphis Fire Department spokesman Wayne Cooke says firefighters arrived at a one-story, wood-frame house Wednesday morning to find the structure engulfed in flames.
Cooke says firefighters entered the house and found the two victims in a bedroom. Their names and ages were not immediately released, pending notification of family members.
Cooke says a 19-year-old man suffered second-degree burns to his hands and face. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
A fourth person was able to escape unharmed. The house suffered severe damage.
The origin and cause of the fire is under investigation. Cooke says it is not immediately known if the home had a working smoke detector.