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91 Year-Old Man Dies in House Fire

(Memphis) The Memphis Fire Department is looking into the cause of an overnight house fire in which a 90 year-old man died.

Family of the victim said his name is J.C. Sherrod.

Sherrod's daughter Betty Buford said her father, along with her elderly mother and her brother were inside their home on Sunset when the flames began.

Buford said her brother tried to rescue both of her parents, but was unable to get to his father, who was disabled, in time.

"My daddy really can't walk or do nothing for his self," said Buford.

Memphis Fire responded to the call after 1 Wednesday morning.

They found the body of Sherrod in a bedroom.

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