2 men killed in Madison Co. house fire - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

2 men killed in Madison Co. house fire

Posted: Updated:
The home was destroyed. The home was destroyed.
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Two people were killed in a late night house fire in Madison County.

It happened on Walnut Grove Road in New Market around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Hazel Green, Meridianville, and New Market fire crews responded, but the fast-moving flames destroyed the house before they even arrived.

Two bodies were found inside the home. Family members identified them as DeWayne Mitchell and Anthony "Bucky" Buchanan.

Coroner Craig Whisenant said the bodies were badly burned and it may be a week before they can be officially identified. Both bodies have been sent for autopsies.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but fire officials believe a wood-burning stove is to blame. It was being used for heat, since the home had no power.

The State Fire Marshal is investigating the fire for an official cause.

Copyright 2013, WAFF. All rights reserved. 

Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-533-4848

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations


FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.