Autistic Teen Burned In Fire In Colbert County

Sunday morning's fire destroyed the home on Moody Lane in Cherokee. (Photo: Carter Watkins, WHNT News 19)

Sunday morning's fire destroyed the home on Moody Lane in Cherokee. (Photo: Carter Watkins, WHNT News 19)

Sunday morning's fire destroyed the home on Moody Lane in Cherokee. (Photo: Carter Watkins, WHNT News 19)

Sunday morning’s fire destroyed the home on Moody Lane in Cherokee. (Photo: Carter Watkins, WHNT News 19)

CHEROKEE, Ala. (WHNT) – A 19-year-old girl was burned in a fire Sunday at her home in Colbert County.

The fire started just before 2 a.m. Sunday on Moody Lane in Cherokee.  Authorities say Kimberly Pounders suffered severe burns and is in critical condition in the UAB Burn Center. 

Kimberly Pounders

Kimberly Pounders

Pounders, who is autistic, was asleep in her bedroom while her parents and some friends were outside.  They noticed the fire, and her father rushed in to rescue her and suffered minor injuries.

The State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the fire.  There are indications the home had some problems with the electrical system.

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