Another Atmore House Fire Claims Man’s Life (With Photo Gallery)

November 12, 2011

Less than 10 days a house fire claimed the lives of three children, another person has died in an Atmore house fire despite frantic attempts by neighbors to save him.

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.

For a photo gallery from the fire’s aftermath, click here.

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.

For a photo gallery from the fire’s aftermath, click here.

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.

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17 Responses to “Another Atmore House Fire Claims Man’s Life (With Photo Gallery)”

  1. MISS B on December 11th, 2011 3:59 pm

    He was a like a 2 me. I know dat his favorite food was chicken. I love and miss you Uncle Dyke! I love you and will always remeber you and all the times we had.

  2. Char on November 14th, 2011 2:21 pm

    Another fire, another life. I hope he did not suffer.
    A big kudos to the men who tried to tear off aluminum which could have
    cut them to ribbons to try to save this man. It’s times like that that bring
    out the best in men.

    Thanks for trying.

  3. jerome on November 13th, 2011 5:00 pm

    im gonna miss u brother we had lots of fun hanginng out 2 gether it will not b the same with out u at work love,big brother r.i.p

  4. Russell on November 13th, 2011 9:59 am

    I am going to miss Dwight. I use to see him everytime I visited Atmore. I remember the last conversation that we had. It was when I was in Atmore a little over a month ago. IHe stopped by the store.

  5. Nita on November 13th, 2011 7:48 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  6. NENE on November 13th, 2011 7:47 am

    May God bless this family.

  7. 429SCJ on November 13th, 2011 7:20 am

    Prayers for this man’s family. The rescuers, from the looks of that wall, were giving it all. Sho-Nuff, that axe was a smart move.

  8. Jane on November 13th, 2011 5:22 am

    Why so many house fires? Is it fireplace related or heating problems? It seems there have been quite a few lately and it seems to be during cold weather.

  9. SHO-NUFF on November 12th, 2011 11:12 pm

    The should outlaw the old mobile homes. A bunch of fires happen, and they are nothing bit a tender box.
    I spent a few years in one, and always kept a broad ax under the bed encase I had to cut my way out.

  10. Pam on November 12th, 2011 7:33 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Dwight , I will keep the MCCaster family in my prayers.

  11. uh?? on November 12th, 2011 7:27 pm

    Thats sad..god bless the loved one’s affected by this tragedy.

  12. shundrea m. flavors on November 12th, 2011 6:45 pm

    he had many love ones

  13. shundrea m. flavors on November 12th, 2011 6:44 pm

    thank u so much 4 wat u had done.

  14. la shayla on November 12th, 2011 6:40 pm

    The 2 officers tried there best 2 rescuce that poor man but was2 late r.i.p.

  15. la shayla on November 12th, 2011 6:38 pm

    it is so sad what happened to that poor man but we all no he is in a better place so r.i.p. dike we love you:)**:>

  16. la shayla on November 12th, 2011 6:35 pm

    so sad i new that man r.i.p.

  17. big don on November 12th, 2011 4:18 pm

    There were two Atmore Police officers that helped remove him from the trailer.





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