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Fire Kills Woman in North Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — A woman died early Thursday morning after her home caught fire. 

Huntsville firefighters responded to an emergency call around 2:00 a.m., on a report that a home in the 4000 block of Glendale Lane was on fire.  Witnesses who called the fire department told authorities they could see flames coming from the home.

The victim, Brenda Johnson, was pulled from the home unresponsive.  Johnson was taken to Huntsville Hospital and later pronounced dead.

Johnson’s daughter told WHNT News 19 Thursday her mother was a community servant and very well known in the neighborhood. She said Brenda Johnson assisted mentally disabled adults for 35 years in Huntsville.

While the cause of the fire is under investigation, Johnson’s daughter says investigators believe the fire started due to electrical wiring malfunction in the living area of the home. Johnson’s bedroom was at the other end of the home. She was found in the center hallway of the house.