Woman, two firefighters injured in South Memphis boarding house fire

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis fire crews battled a fire at a South Memphis boarding house overnight that left a resident and two firefighters injured.

It happened in the 1600 block of Elvis Presley Boulevard, across from Calvary Cemetery.

A 61-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after fighters found her unresponsive in a bedroom. Another resident tried to rescue her before first responders arrived, but the fire and smoke was too much.

A second man was treated and released for chest pains.

Two firefighters were also injured while battling the blaze. Both are expected to be okay.

The owner of the building and firefighters have both confirmed to WREG's Melissa Moon that the fire was intentionally set  in a rear bedroom. There were only three in the house at the time.

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