MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A smoke alarm helped a woman and her eight children escape a house fire in the 200 block of Parkdale Thursday morning, according to the Memphis Fire Department.
According to the report, fire crews responded to the scene around 7 a.m.
The one story home was up in flames by the time first responders arrived.
The house did have a smoke alarm, which helped the woman and eight children escape the safely before fire crews arrived.
The home and two vehicles had smoke, fire and water damage.
A preliminary investigation determined the fire was caused by a malfunction with a dryer.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.