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UPDATE: Cause released in house fire that killed mom, 2 children in Haleyville

Published: Jan. 3, 2022 at 1:03 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 3, 2022 at 6:35 PM CST
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Haleyville, Ala. (WBRC) - Authorities have released a cause of a house fire that killed a mother and two children in Haleyville Monday morning.

Haleyville Fire Marshal Jeff Postell says in a news release the fire appears to have started in the area of a wall mounted gas heater in the living room area.

The fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. in the 2900 block of 11th Ave.

According to the Haleyville coroner, the victims were 44-year-old Cara Evans, 8-year-old Annabelle Evans and 4-year-old Jacob Evans. The father, Rickey Evans, was at work when the fire happened.

Evans says there were working smoke detectors inside the home.

Mother, 2 children killed in Haleyville house fire.
Mother, 2 children killed in Haleyville house fire.(Source: Family)
Mother, 2 children killed in Haleyville house fire.
Mother, 2 children killed in Haleyville house fire.(Source: Family)
Mother, 2 children killed in Haleyville house fire.
Mother, 2 children killed in Haleyville house fire.(Source: Family)
Mother, 2 children killed in Haleyville house fire.
Mother, 2 children killed in Haleyville house fire.(Source: Family)

We are devastated this morning as a school family at the loss of 2 of our precious Haleyville Elementary Students,...

Posted by Haleyville City Schools on Monday, January 3, 2022
Fatal Haleyville house fire.
Fatal Haleyville house fire.(Source: Jeff Foster/WBRC)
Mother, 2 children killed in Haleyville house fire.
Mother, 2 children killed in Haleyville house fire.(Source: Family)
Mother, 2 children killed in Haleyville house fire.
Mother, 2 children killed in Haleyville house fire.(Source: Family)

Here’s a link to a GoFundMe for the family: https://gofund.me/ee98bbf9

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