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Three fire departments battle overnight house fire

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Fire departments from Shelby County, Memphis and Germantown worked together to bring an early morning house fire under control in an unincorporated area of Southeast Shelby County.

The blaze broke out around 3:15 a.m. in the 4800 block of Bloomfield Road near Shelby and Forest Hill-Irene roads, and was brought under control around 5 a.m.

According to the Shelby County Fire Department, the overnight fire caused significant damage to the home.

No one was inside the home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries to residents or firefighters.

It appears the fire had been burning for an undetermined amount of time before the fire department received several calls from the neighborhood alerting them to seeing flames and heavy smoke.

Once Shelby County, Germantown and Memphis firefighters arrived, the house fire was under control within 30 minutes.

"We have a mutual aid agreement in this area of the county," said Shelby County Fire Chief Gerry Wilson. "We had three county fire trucks here. Also Memphis sent an engine company and Germantown as well. We're used to doing this. We have a good coordinated effort with all these different fire departments."

For fear that the house fire would spread to other houses in the neighborhood, firefighters aggressively attacked the fire to bring it under control.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


FOX13 News Good Morning Memphis reporter Scott Madaus contributed to this report.


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