Victim of fatal house fire in Athens identified by Limestone County Coroner

Victim of fatal house fire in Athens identified by Limestone County Coroner
One person died in a house fire on Lawson Street in Athens (Source: WAFF)

ATHENS, Ala. (WAFF) - UPDATE: Limestone County Coroner Mike West revealed the identity of the man who died in Tuesday’s fire in Athens.

The coroner confirmed to WAFF the victim was Richard Booth, age 70.


ORIGINAL: A house fire early Tuesday morning in Athens has left one dead and a portion of Forrest Street temporarily blocked.

Athens house fire claims one life

Athens Fire and Rescue confirmed they responded to the scene at 4:11 a.m. on Tuesday. Interim Chief James Hand said there is one fatality. The fire appears to be unintentional.

APD blocked a portion of Forrest Street on either side of the Lawson Street intersection while responders worked on the scene.

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