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Fire consumes Memphis funeral home

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 24, 2013 at 9:16 a.m.

Snow Funeral Home, Memphis

MEMPHIS — 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 about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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

Neighbor Kathy Pride said a loud explosion preceded the blaze.

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

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