Man found dead during electrical fire at Cordova home, officials say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One person is dead after a fire at a home in Cordova.

The fire happened Wednesday afternoon in the 1600 block of Ranmar Drive, according to the Memphis Fire Department (MFD).

MFD responded to the fire around 12:30 p.m. at the one-story home.

The fire was brought under control a little over an hour later.

A man who had died was found in a rear bedroom, MFD said. Another man was taken to Regional One to be treated for smoke inhalation, MFD said.

No firefighters were injured.

Total damage is estimated at $194,000.

MFD said the blaze was an accidental electrical fire that started in the garage area.