House Fire Claims Life Of Elderly Atmore Woman

September 12, 2017

A house fire claimed the life on an elderly woman in Atmore early Tuesday morning.

The fire was reported at 3:42 a.m. in the 200 block of Carver Avenue. The home was full involved when firefighters arrived on scene. They found the woman, who was in her 70’s, inside the home.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation by the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office, according to Atmore Fire Chief Ronald Peebles.

Neighbors said electricity was out in the neighborhood at the time of the fire, some speculating that the woman may have been using candles orĀ  a lantern.

Peebles saidĀ  that power was out in the area due to a motor vehicle accident in which a vehicle hit a power pole and downed power lines, but said the cause of the fire would be determined by the Fire Marshal.

A trailer fire Monday night on Old Ship Circle in Atmore was caused by candles during the power outage. Click here to read more. photos, click to enlarge.


5 Responses to “House Fire Claims Life Of Elderly Atmore Woman”

  1. Pam on September 13th, 2017 5:41 pm

    She was my Cousin and she always smiles and I praying for the family.

  2. Family Friend on September 13th, 2017 4:01 am

    She will be greatly missed!
    She was such a loving and kind lady!

  3. Charlotte on September 12th, 2017 7:47 pm

    This breaks my heart. I personally love elderly people, and knowing how she died just tears me apart. Praying for her family.

  4. Molino on September 12th, 2017 4:28 pm

    How sad.

  5. Nana of 16 on September 12th, 2017 3:15 pm

    So so sorry to hear this, i have no idea who she is (was) but her family and friends know and they are hurting.
    God, place your hands around them and give them peace.

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