Update: Colbert County House Fire Claims One Life

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COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — The Colbert County Coroner has confirmed one person has passed away due to a house fire Sunday afternoon in the Barton Community. 

Fire fighters responded to the house along Highway 72 just before 3:00 p.m.

Crews say people were inside the home when the fire sparked.

At least six fire departments responded to the scene, along with the state fire marshal.

According to the coroner, a captain with the Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department was injured while fighting the fire. He was taken to Helen Keller Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.