Fire that damaged downtown motel determined to be arson

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courtesy MFD

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A fire that damaged a vacant motel near AutoZone Park on Sunday was intentionally set, the Memphis Fire Department said.

Fire crews responded to the former Vista Inn & Suites at 265 Union Ave. at 5 p.m. Three rooms were suffered about $10,000 in damage.

Investigators determined the fire had been intentionally set. Anyone wiht information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

The area around the motel is slated to be redeveloped as part of the Union Row project.

 

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