Nine Dead after House Fire in Memphis, Tennessee
Nine people are dead, including five children, after an early morning house fire in Tennessee.
Emergency crews rushed to the scene of a fire that broke out early this morning. Four adults and three children were declared dead on the scene. Three more children were rushed to a local children’s hospital where two children later died.
For responders and firefighters, it was one of the toughest scenes they’ve ever worked. Memphis Fire Director Gina Sweat said, “I went to the scene this morning and it was kind of a quiet calm amongst the firefighters. You could feel their pain. I know most of them personally and was able to go around to speak with them and you could feel the heavy in their hearts and you could see the pain in their eyes.”
The cause of the fire has not been determined.