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No working smoke alarms found after fatal Scottsboro apartment fire

3 people were killed in an apartment fire in Scottsboro (Source: WAFF) 3 people were killed in an apartment fire in Scottsboro (Source: WAFF)
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Three people are dead following an apartment fire in Scottsboro.

Firefighters responded to the structure off Meadow Street just after 10:30p.m. on Thursday. 

No working smoke alarms were found in the apartments.


Flames and heavy smoke were showing from the lower level of the 4-unit complex. First responders found three victims in that lower level unit. All three were pronounced dead at the scene.


One of the victims identified in the fire is Paula Garrett Smith, 70. She is the ex-wife of Scottsboro City Councilman Keith Smith. His son, Bryan Keith Smith, 41, and his son's girlfriend, Jennifer Dawn Chapman, 43, were also identified as victims. 

Four other people were at home in adjoining during the fire. They escaped the complex without injury.

The fire was extinguished by 3:00a.m. Friday. The cause of the fire appears to be accidental, but a formal investigation is underway.








 

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