4 dead after overnight house fire in Montgomery

4 dead after overnight house fire in Montgomery
A memorial grew throughout the day Tuesday for the four people killed in a house fire on Gibson Street in Montgomery Monday night. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Montgomery Fire/Rescue officials are working to determine what led to a deadly house fire Monday night.

According to Assistant Fire Chief S. L. Cooper, around 10:51 p.m., firefighters were called to a home on Gibson Street near Lower Wetumpka Road. When they arrived, firefighters saw smoke and flames coming from the roof and front of the house.

While searching the home, firefighters found four people who were pronounced dead.

Four people were killed in a fire on Monday, Feb. 23, 2021 on Gibson Street in Montgomery.
Four people were killed in a fire on Monday, Feb. 23, 2021 on Gibson Street in Montgomery. (Source: WSFA 12 News viewer)

Authorities have not released the victim’s identities. Neighbors said they had just moved into the home three to four months ago.

Investigators were still at the scene as of noon Tuesday along with Mayor Steven Reed and Montgomery Fire Chief Miford Jordan.

Reed told Reporter Bethany Davis he needed to come to the home to get a better understanding of “just how this tragedy happened.”

Jordan said it’s been 18-19 years since he’s had a day on the job that was this tough.

A makeshift memorial for the victims grew throughout the day Tuesday.

A memorial grew throughout the day Tuesday for the four people killed in a house fire on Gibson Street in Montgomery Monday night.
A memorial grew throughout the day Tuesday for the four people killed in a house fire on Gibson Street in Montgomery Monday night. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

King South was the first person to place balloons and flowers in the front yard.

“It’s overwhelming to me, hurt me real deep inside,” South said.

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