Wheelchair-bound man loses life in house fire

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – A house fire in the West End community has claimed the life of a wheelchair-bound man.

30-year-old Johnny Wood lost his life on Friday morning when a fire broke out in his home at 1665 Waco Avenue SW.

The fire started just before 5:00 a.m. in the front of the house near where Wood's room was located. His mother, Francis Wood, tried to get him out of the house, but was overcome by smoke. She was able to escape the home.

Francis Wood is being treated at UAB Hospital for smoke inhalation.

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