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Memphis Church Fire Spreads to 3 Buildings

October 07, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

Fire swept through an old Memphis church, collapsing its steeple and flicking off embers that ignited three other buildings. Arson was not suspected, a fire official said.

The First United Methodist Church, built in 1893, was largely destroyed by the flames. Soon after the fire started at the church, wind carried sparks to three nearby buildings, including the Lincoln American Tower, once the tallest building in Memphis at 22 floors. No one was hurt.

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