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"I just seen smoke and I ran inside," said Clemmons. "It was pretty frightening. You go into a panic mode I guess."
Clemmons says he and another man immediately began banging on neighbors' doors to let them know their building in the Pointe Breeze Apartment Complex was on fire.
Clemmons says he knew a dog was inside one of them but he wasn't able to get inside.
"I just beat on the door I couldn't get in cause the door was locked," said Clemmons.
For a little while that dog's owner feared the worst but as it turned out Ivey was safe.
Stephanie Wilson says firefighters were able to rescue her.
"At least we're together. We'll figure it out go on from here," said Wilson. "I just hope everybody is ok and has a place to go and everybody is going to be taken care of."
The fire eventually spread to damage 3 apartments.
Another 7 saw smoke and water damage.
Ten families out of a home right at the beginning of the Thanksgiving weekend and investigators say none of it had to happen.
The Nashville Fire Department says the fire started when a cigarette was tossed in a bucket on a lower level apartment balcony and it caught the siding on fire.
Apartment managers tell Fox 17 News they'll find a place for all of the displaced residents to stay.
Thursday, November 22 2012, 03:00 AM CST
Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
May 21, 2013 22:22 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
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