The Ingram Square Fire
A massive, 4-alarm fire blazed through the Ingram Square shopping center on May 18, 2017. Nearly 100 firefighters were called to the scene where the fire took over multiple units in the strip. As firefighters battled the blaze for hours, two suffered injuries which required hospitalization and one brave soul, Scott Deem, died after he was trapped when part of the building collapsed. He was the first firefighter to die in the line of duty since 1997. Months later, in October, investigators learned that a business owner at the shopping complex, Emond Johnson, intentionally started the fire in an attempt to not pay the $7,000 he owed on his lease. Johnson was charged with murder, arson resulting in death, arson of a building, among others.
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