Hoover hotel fire victims identified

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - FOX6 News has learned the identities of the four college students killed in a fire at a Hoover hotel over the weekend.

The victims are:

  • Alondan Turner, 18 - Cordova, AL
  • Catherine Muse, 18 - Cordova, AL
  • Jamelia C. Brown, 18 - Grenada, MS
  • Jaslynn McGee, 19 - Corinth, MS

All four teens were attending the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, MS.

The fire broke out around 8pm Saturday night at the Days Inn on Highway 31 and Lorna Road. All other guests in the hotel made it out safely.  Those guests were moved to another area of the Days Inn or given rooms at other hotels in the area.

When firefighters arrived on the scene a large portion of the hotel was completely engulfed in flames.

Firefighters are still trying to figure out what caused the deadly blaze.