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Shelby County home destroyed in Feb. 14 blaze

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Shelby County, Tenn. — An enormous fire of unknown origin destroyed an unoccupied home on Billy Bryant Road early on Valentine’s Day, but three fire departments responded and kept the blaze from spreading to nearby property and structures. Multiple callers rang Shelby County Fire dispatchers just after 6 a.m. to report a possible institutional fire, a possible […]

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Fiery pet rescue burns Bartlett woman

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Friends and family begin repairing destroyed room By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor Going back into her blazing bedroom for her pet was Melody Slaughter’s second mistake on Jan. 21. Falling asleep smoking – the likely cause of her bedroom’s destruction – was probably the first. Her mother, Tobey Slaughter, said her daughter dashed into her room, […]

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Fire’s out and meals are on at Moma’s

Five months after a kitchen fire gutted the building, Moma’s B-B-Q is once again setting out hot-link sausage omelets and jumbo barbecue sandwiches for hungry crowds. The popular Bartlett restaurant reopened on Dec. 3. An early morning grease fire on July 3 raced from the deep fryer throughout Moma’s. Smoke and fire destroyed everything from […]

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