5 Year old girl dies in overnight house fire

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    MEMPHIS, TN. (WREG) -An overnight fire has claimed the life of a 5 year-old Memphis girl.

    The Memphis Fire Department reports getting the call on the fire shortly after midnight, with firefighters bringing the flames under control about a half hour later.

    Witnesses reported seeing heavy fire visible from the one story wood frame home in the 22 hundred block of Riley Ally just a couple of blocks South of the intersection of Lamar and Airways.

    A search of the property turned up the body of an unidentified 5 year old female.

    The Shelby County Medical Examiner will determine a cause of death.

    Two adults and one other child escaped from the home before the Fire Department arrived.

    Firefighters say the home did not have a working smoke detector.

    The Red Cross is providing assistance to the people left homeless in the fire.

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