MEMPHIS, TN- (WMC-TV) - Crews responded to a large three-story apartment fire in Midtown Memphis Friday.
The Memphis Fire Department fought the flames for a little more than an hour at the apartment complex located at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Montgomery Street. The building now called The Colonial was built in 1910.
The complex was immediately evacuated when the fire began, but a woman had to be rescued from the second floor.
Robert Cole lives in The Colonial from which he fled Friday. He had enough time to grab his dog, Cassie, and photo taken with his two sisters.
"I think with the damage I see [is] from the second floor ... It's not going to be very livable," said Cole.
Witnesses say a resident was jumping on cars in the parking lot. One of the cars belonged to a relative of the building owner. A verbal argument ensued between the two men.