Man killed in Christmas Day fire in Moores Mill area

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — One person is dead after a fire at a home in the Moores Mill area.

Officials say the victim has been identified as 78-year-old Jef Humphrey.

The fire started around 3 p.m. at the home on Federal Lane near Winchester Road.

A spokesperson with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office says that Humphrey was bedridden. The fire started in his room.  Another person noticed smoke and went to check but the fire and smoke were too strong.

Firefighters removed the man from the home and he later passed away at Huntsville Hospital.

The Fire Marshal will investigate and is expected to speak Tuesday.  The Madison County Sheriff’s Office will perform a death investigation.