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House fire in Eva results in one death

A house fire in Eva Sunday afternoon resulted in the death of one.
Published: Mar. 20, 2022 at 10:43 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 21, 2022 at 5:40 AM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - A house fire took the life of 72-year old Kathleen Tanner in Morgan County Sunday afternoon.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office said they were called to a house fire on Bethel Church Rd. just before noon on Sunday. Firefighters stayed on the scene until 5 p.m. watching for hot spots and extinguishing the flames.

Damage to the mobile home was extensive. Windows were broken and walls were charred.

Fire Chief Mike Hill with the Bethel-Gumpond Volunteer Fire department tells WAFF one person died in this fire.

“There was a fatality in the residence of the structure fire. At that time, we began to secure the scene and fish out any hot spots and turn the scene over to the State Fire Marshall and Sheriff’s office,” Hill said.

He also says the investigation into the fire is still ongoing and that the cause of this tragedy is still unknown.

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