9 dead in early morning Memphis house fire
Fire officials say three adults and six children have died in a house fire in Memphis.
On Monday morning, Memphis Fire Director Gina Sweat told reporters at a news conference that four adults and five children died in the fire at a home in south Memphis.
In a Monday afternoon news release, the Memphis Fire Department corrected the breakdown of the dead to three adults and six children. Officials say a 10th victim, a child, is fighting for life at a hospital.
Officials say the fire was caused by an electrical malfunction in an air conditioning unit’s power cord in the living room.