Man committed to mental health facility after allegedly setting fire to care home
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A fire caused $30,000 damage to a residential care home in South Memphis on Thursday, and the fire department says it was intentionally set.
Crews responded to the Odessa Care Home at 690 Williams Ave. at 2:30 p.m.
No injuries were reported in the blaze. But an investigation concluded the fire was set on purpose in a rear bedroom.
One male subject was detained and committed to Memphis Mental Health Institute, the fire department said.