Another Atmore House Fire Claims Man’s Life (With Photo Gallery)
November 12, 2011
Dwight Bernard McCaster, 41, was pronounced dead Friday night after fire destroyed his mobile home on Brooks Lane near Maxwell Street about 7:45. The victim’s uncle, neighbors and Atmore Police ripped the outside metal siding off the aging mobile home and pulled McCaster out of the fire through a wall (pictured left), but it was too late to save him.
The home was fully involved when the Atmore Fire Department arrived on the scene. The fire is under investigation by the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s office; the cause has not yet been determined.
The fire was a short distance away from 1st Street, where , 3-year old Aniyia Abner, 3-year old Takia Abner and 22-month old Michael Coleman died in a house fire November 2 after being left home alone by their mothers. Both mothers, 18-year old twin sisters Akeevia Lajoseia Abner and Tekeevia Lajoseialan Abner were charged with three counts of reckless murder each for the deaths. They remain in the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton with bond set at $300,000 each. The Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office said that fire was apparently caused from leaving a stove unattended. They also found that a mattress was blocking the front door of the home.
Pictured above and below: A 41-year old Atmore man died in this mobile home fire Friday night. Pictured inset: Neighbors ripped into this wall and pulled the man from the fire, but it was too late to save him. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.