9 families displaced, no one hurt in fire

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- People went door to door, rescuing their neighbors when a Memphis apartment building caught fire.

The Commercial Appeal reported nine families were displaced, but no one was injured when the fire broke out early Thursday.

Isaac Winfield said he heard noise next door and found his neighbor's visitor trying to kick down the door. Winfield said he pulled open the door and helped the man and woman out of a blazing living room.

Others began knocking and kicking on doors at South Manor apartments until everyone was safely out.

Michael Adams said neighbors awakened him and he ran from his downstairs apartment only to find his 9-year-old daughter wasn't in the parking lot. He went back inside and found her still asleep, wrapped in her blanket.


Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com


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