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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
Former Dyer County constable sentenced to prison
May 23, 2013 12:50 GMT
DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Dyer County Constable Derick Shane Hundley has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
The State Gazette (http://bit.ly/14UHydd ) reported Hundley was sentenced Monday after earlier entering a guilty plea to enticement of a minor through electronic means. The government dropped a child pornography count.
Prosecutors said Hundley, who is 30, used a cellphone to try to entice a minor female to have sex with him. Police arrested Hundley last July and found an external hard drive that contained numerous images of minors involved in sex. He resigned from the constable post he had won in 2010 after his arrest.
Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com
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