Decatur apartment fire victim dies, says coroner

Decatur apartment fire victim dies, says coroner

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - One person was killed following an apartment fire in Decatur.

Crews were called to the Foxboro Apartments on Milligan Street Saturday afternoon.

According to fire officials, a man was taken to Decatur Morgan Hospital's Parkway campus in critical condition.

Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn said the man, identified as 26-year-old Spencer Johnson, later died of smoke inhalation.

One firefighter was also transported to the hospital for evaluation, but did not specify injuries the crew member may have suffered.

According to the landlord of the complex, the fire was contained to a single unit. While smoke did enter other units, it was not severe enough to prompt long-term evacuations.

The fire is out and under investigation.

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