Grandmother Rescued from Burning Home

(Memphis)  A 91-year-old Berclair woman is lucky to be alive after her home went up in flames early Tuesday morning.

The fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. in the 4900 block of Biscoe Road — which is a few blocks northwest of the intersection of Mendenhall and Summer.

Family members say they heard a loud “boom” noise just before the fire broke out.

“I was asleep and my grandson came in there hollering ‘Come on, the house is on fire!'” said Pauline Moore, 91.

Her grandsons were able to rescue Moore and take her next door to a neighbor’s house. Moore wasn’t injured by the fire but did fall outside while leaving, suffering a few bruises.

“It’s just a blessing from the Lord, for some odd reason, I came down here for a couple of days,” said Dustin Rooker, Moore’s grandson.

“I was able to help get her out. That’s what matters,” said Moore.

Investigators are now trying to figure out how the fire started.

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