Human remains discovered inside JeffCo home after fire

Man found dead inside Adger home after fire

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A body was found inside a Jefferson County residence this morning after a fire.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jack Self says the fire happened around 9:40 at a residence is located in the 4400 block of Boston Road in Adger.

Once the fire was extinguished, officials found the remains of an adult male inside. The victim was identified by a family member as 76-year-old Clarence Wayne Johnson.

Johnson’s son, who was across the street, said the fire spread within minutes. He said officials said the fire might have been caused by space heaters.

Lt. Self said. Both Adger Fire Department and Hueytown Fire Department worked the fire. The State Fire Marshal is investigating the death.

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