Fire consumes Memphis funeral home

Fire consumes Memphis funeral home

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MEMPHIS (AP) - A Memphis funeral home has caught on fire with six bodies inside the facility when the blaze broke out.

WMC-TV reported that Snow Funeral Home in south Memphis went up in flames at about 12:30 a.m. CST Tuesday.

Firefighters retrieved six bodies from the facility after arriving on the scene and battling heavy smoke.

Neighbor Kathy Pride says a loud explosion preceded the blaze.

Fire investigators are checking to see if a floor furnace may have started the fire, but they stress that the blaze is still under investigation.

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