Investigation underway after body found in abandoned house fire

Bham fire, 1 fatality
Bham fire, 1 fatality(wbrc)
Updated: Jan. 20, 2021 at 9:42 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham Fire and Rescue are investigating a house fire that led to the discovery of a body Wednesday night.

BFD responded to a call of a house fire at a vacant home located at 1249 Knoxville St. around 7:30 p.m.

Upon arrival they found flames coming out of the left side of the house and were able to extinguish the fire quickly.

Rescue personnel were conducting a search of the home when a body was discovered inside. According to the Battalion Chief officials were unable to determine whether the victim was male or female.

The incident is currently under investigation.

BFD reports that this is the 1st fire fatality of the year

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