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MFD responds to Mary Jane Avenue fire

MFD responds to Mary Jane Avenue fire

The Memphis Fire Department responded to an alarm of fire at 1366 Mary Jane Avenue, Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 3:57 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, firefighters reported fire visible from the one-story wood frame residential structure. Thirteen (13) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-nine (29) emergency response personnel ultimately responded to the call. Battalion Chief T. Gentry was the commanding officer of this incident. The fire was brought under control at 4:13 p.m. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries. It has been determined that the residence did not have a working smoke alarm. The home sustained smoke, fire and water damage. Total damage is estimated at $20,000.00 structure and $5,000.00 contents.

The origin and cause of the fire was determined to be electrical; a light fixture malfunctioned in the bedroom ceiling. Red Cross provided assistance for one (1) adult and three (3) children. The Memphis Fire Department urges all citizens to maintain a working smoke alarm in their place of residence. Check smoke alarms once a month and change the battery when you change your clocks. City of Memphis residents may apply for a free smoke alarm by calling the Fire Museum of Memphis at (901) 636-5650 or on-line at:

Always have a plan of escape in case there is a fire. Also remember that 9-1-1 is for emergencies only. For all other FIRE/EMS NON-EMERGENCY issues please dial (901)458-8281.

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