Fire crews respond to massive North Memphis industrial blaze

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis fire fighters battled a massive fire this morning at a lumber yard in North Memphis.

When crews arrived at the Charles O Cox Corporation near Eldridge and North Hollywood around 4:15 a.m. two buildings were fully engulfed in flames.

Our crew could see the blaze from several miles away as they were heading to the scene early Thursday morning.  Shortly after they arrived they saw portions of the buildings collapsed.

Fire officials say Charles O Cox is a  wood manufacturer and the materials caused the blaze to spread quickly.  Fire fighters raised four of their aerial trucks and were able to bring the fire under control in about an hour.

No one was injured in the fire and firefighters were able to keep the flames from damaging nearby homes and buildings.

No word yet on the cause of the fire.