Abandoned apartment go up in flames

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Residents are asking questions after a fire broke out at Fox Hollow Town Homes.

That’s in the Parkway Village area at Winchester and Outland.

People told WREG they are not surprised this happened.

One woman told WREG she was in tears when she saw smoke coming from Fox Hollow Town Homes because she wasn`t sure if anyone was inside.

“We were hollering thinking somebody was in there,” said Jacqueline Ingram.

Ingram says she`s thankful no one was inside when two vacant units caught on fire at Fox Hollow Town Homes around 6:00 Monday morning.

When firefighters arrived, they noticed heavy smoke and fire coming from the second floor.

“The smoke coming out the house, when we seen the smoke because we was standing out here, we saw the smoke just blazing at the top of the thing,” Ingram said.

It took firefighters about 20 minutes to get the fire under control.  Neighbors say they`re worried.  Most of the town homes are vacant and they see vagrants coming and going all the time.

Investigators don’t know if any of them accidentally set the fire.

“Homeless, teenagers, they just hang out around here all the time, all these empty buildings, they ain't got nowhere to go,” said Ingram.

Tenants say drug addicts also hang out at the townhomes. That`s why some wonder if the fire was intentionally set.

“Having the neighborhood to where it's actually being watched versus allowing people to come over here and tear it up just because they already see it's tore up,” said Christiaan Pitts who lives at Fox Hollow

Investigators say a firewall kept the fire from spreading to other  units.

Fire crews are still working to determine the cause of the fire.  No one was hurt