MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – A man escaped his house unscathed after it went up in flames Thursday morning.
The home, near downtown Memphis on St. Paul Avenue, caught fire just before 7 a.m.
Memphis firefighters on scene said they were able to put out the flames in about 30 minutes.
There was one person inside the home when the flames broke out but he wasn’t injured.
He spoke to WMC Action News 5 in the aftermath and said he woke up to popping sounds from the fire.
“He investigated and saw smoke and was able to exit unharmed,” Lt. Wayne Cooke said. “We will get him Red Cross assistance.”