West Memphis Teen Dies in Morning Apartment Fire

SEPTEMBER 14, 2005 - Posted at 12:04 p.m. CDT

WEST MEMPHIS, AR - A 15-year-old boy died this morning in an apartment fire in West Memphis.

Firefighters were summoned at about 3:30 a.m. to the townhouse.  Officials say the boy's mother was able to jump from the second floor but the boy could not get out.

The youth's name is being withheld by officials, pending notification of family members.

Officials say the mother was taken to The Med hospital in Memphis for treatment of injuries that include a broken leg.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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