71-Year-Old Hospitalized After House Fire

Flames Fire

(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.