Two Alarm Fire Damages Apartments

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(Memphis) Mary Harris had just laid down after working all night when someone banged on her door, "I just jumped up and ran out. I was in disbelief actually because I just got off work.”

Harris lives directly above the condominium in which fire fighters believe the fire started.

The roof of her condo is gone, but Harris's is thankful her 9-year-old daughter had already left for school.

A neighbor went up and saved her dog Bella, "We have to start over. I have no idea. We're waiting right now to see how bad it is. I'm going to go in and see what I can salvage.”

Harris is also irritated because back in 2003 a fire broke out in the same building causing her to lose everything she owned.

"It wasn't good. No one is ever prepared for this," said Harris.

Lt. Wayne Cooke says almost a hundred firefighters responded to the blaze.

Luckily all of them and the residents got out safely.

"When we arrived on the scene at approximately 8:38 there was heavy fire coming from the roof of the two-story condominiums. We began our firefighting and rescue operations," said Cooke.

Eight condos caught fire in the two buildings.

The condo's property manager says after the fire in 2003 this building was completely rebuilt.

She believes some of the fire safety upgrades could have kept the blaze from spreading to even more buildings today.