CORDOVA, TN (WMC-TV) - One person was killed and another critically injured in an apartment fire early Monday afternoon near Germantown Parkway and Dexter.
Several fast-acting children at Woodchase Apartments told the first adult they saw that something was wrong.
"Two kids told me they heard a vibration back there and they didn't know what it was," said a neighbor, Allen Walker.
Walker went next door to find a hot door handle, so he called 911 and alerted the building's superintendent. They opened the door and made out the faint image of someone unconscious on the floor, but they couldn't get inside because of a thick, black smoke.
"It's pure black," Walker said. "You can't see anything in there."