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Memphis home once owned by Elvis Presley damaged by fire

Associated Press logo Associated Press 4/22/2017
Memphis firefighter Jeremy Chastain, left, is hosed down in front of Elvis Presley's former home which caught fire damaging the house, Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. Presley purchased the home in 1956. The Commercial Appeal says Rhodes College looks after the house, now owned by music industry veteran and philanthropist Mike Curb. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP) © The Associated Press Memphis firefighter Jeremy Chastain, left, is hosed down in front of Elvis Presley's former home which caught fire damaging the house, Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. Presley purchased the home in 1956. The Commercial Appeal says Rhodes College looks after the house, now owned by music industry veteran and philanthropist Mike Curb. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A home once owned by Elvis Presley in the 1950s as he was skyrocketing to fame was damaged by fire Saturday.

Memphis firefighters continue to monitor hot spots after battling a fire at Elvis Presley's former home which caught fire Saturday morning, April 22, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. Presley purchased the home in 1956. The Commercial Appeal says Rhodes College looks after the house, now owned by music industry veteran and philanthropist Mike Curb. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP) © The Associated Press Memphis firefighters continue to monitor hot spots after battling a fire at Elvis Presley's former home which caught fire Saturday morning, April 22, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. Presley purchased the home in 1956. The Commercial Appeal says Rhodes College looks after the house, now owned by music industry veteran and philanthropist Mike Curb. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

The Commercial Appeal (http://memne.ws/2ofFwIF ) reports the Memphis home was unoccupied and undergoing renovations.

Memphis firefighters continue to monitor hot spots after battling a fire at Elvis Presley's former home which caught fire Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. Presley purchased the home in 1956. The Commercial Appeal says Rhodes College looks after the house, now owned by music industry veteran and philanthropist Mike Curb. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP) © The Associated Press Memphis firefighters continue to monitor hot spots after battling a fire at Elvis Presley's former home which caught fire Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. Presley purchased the home in 1956. The Commercial Appeal says Rhodes College looks after the house, now owned by music industry veteran and philanthropist Mike Curb. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

Memphis Fire Lt. Wayne Cooke didn't have a damage estimate. He says the electrical fire started in the wall between the living room and dining room. He says firefighters responded just after 7:30 a.m. CDT and the fire was under control about 20 minutes later.

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 1956 file photo, Rock-n-Roll legend Elvis Presley entertains a packed house as a headlining act during a special performance of the KWKH Louisiana Hayride at Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport, La. A home once owned by Presley in the 1950s as he was skyrocketing to fame was damaged by fire Saturday, April 22, 2017. The Commercial Appeal says Rhodes College looks after the house, now owned by music industry veteran and philanthropist Mike Curb. (Langston McEachern/The Shreveport Times via AP) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Dec. 15, 1956 file photo, Rock-n-Roll legend Elvis Presley entertains a packed house as a headlining act during a special performance of the KWKH Louisiana Hayride at Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport, La. A home once owned by Presley in the 1950s as he was skyrocketing to fame was damaged by fire Saturday, April 22, 2017. The Commercial Appeal says Rhodes College looks after the house, now owned by music industry veteran and philanthropist Mike Curb. (Langston McEachern/The Shreveport Times via AP)

Presley purchased the home in 1956. He lived there just over a year as he skyrocketed to fame, appearing on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and recording "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel."

The newspaper says Rhodes College looks after the house, now owned by music industry veteran and philanthropist Mike Curb.

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