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71-Year-Old Hospitalized After House Fire

Posted on: 9:02 pm, June 5, 2013, by , updated on: 09:57pm, June 5, 2013

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(Memphis) A 71-year-old man was taken in critical condition to St. Francis Hospital for smoke inhalation after a house in the 1100 block of White Station Road caught fire Wednesday afternoon

The one-story, wood-frame building sustained smoke, fire and water damage.

The total damage estimate is $15,000 for the structure and its contents.

Investigators determined the cause of the fire was careless use of smoking materials in the living room.

The home had a working smoke detector. The fire was under control within ten minutes and was completely gone within 20 minutes.