Woman Rescued From House Fire Passes Away From Her Injuries

April 29, 2021

A woman rescued from a burning home north of Atmore last week has died.

Evelyn Glen Akers, 73, passed away from injuries she received in the April 23 fire, according to family members. She was trapped in an upstairs bedroom before being rescued by firefighters.

The fire was reported about 6:45 p.m. at the corner of Jack Springs Road and Woods Road. The Poarch Fire Department, Atmore Fire Department, Nokomis Fire Department and the Walnut Hill Station of Escambia Fire Rescue were dispatched to the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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5 Responses to “Woman Rescued From House Fire Passes Away From Her Injuries”

  1. Arlene Walsh on April 30th, 2021 1:33 pm

    My prayers go out to the family of this dear lady. Our Good Lord called her home and she is now looking down on her family. My thanks to the fire-fighters who worked so very hard in getting this fire out and for rescuing Mrs. Akers. May God bless you and keep you all in his loving arms.

  2. Molino Mom on April 29th, 2021 5:33 pm

    Prayers to the family of this woman. Thank you, always, to our Firefighters who work so hard and do so much for our surrounding communities.

    And what an absolutely beautiful house this is ! I sure hope it can be restored for the family since its been around for so long (someone mentioned that in an earlier comment).

  3. Charlotte R Bates on April 29th, 2021 9:54 am

    So sorry to hear this. Praying for the family and friends.

  4. Heather on April 29th, 2021 7:47 am

    Sending prayers to Mrs. Aker’s family during this difficult time. Thank you to all firefighters who helped to save her.

  5. 429SCJ on April 29th, 2021 5:09 am

    Prayers for Miz Aker’s family.

    That home goes back to my earliest memories, sad to see such a chapter in it’s history.

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