MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fire investigators are trying to figure out what caused a deadly fire at a South Memphis convenience store.
The fire broke out just after midnight Thursday morning at the corner of Netherwood and Willett.
After spotting the flames, neighbors called 911, telling dispatchers that a man was trapped inside.
Unfortunately, the man didn’t make it out. Firefighters found his body while searching the building.
The man’s identity hasn’t been released, but neighbors told us that the man worked at the store.
The fire on Netherwood was one of two fires that broke out in South Memphis overnight.
Firefighters also responded to a house fire on Leland Street between South Parkway and Kerr Avenue around 3 a.m. Thursday.
There were no reports of injuries at that fire.