Limestone County house fire rekindles hours after being put out

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. - The Elkmont Fire Department had to return to a house fire on Elkton Road Wednesday morning. The fire rekindled around 5:30 a.m.

Firefighters were first called to the home Tuesday evening. Authorities say eight people and five dogs were in the home at the time of the fire.

The homeowners told us they believe the fire started in the attic.

“One of the kids was hearing a noise in the bathroom. So my husband headed to the attic to see what was going on. One of the boys saw something red in the hallway and looked up and hollered at me and said 'Aunt Jane it’s on fire' and I looked at the hallway and it was on fire,” said Mary McDonald, one of the family members.

McDonald would also like to thank the passerby who called 911 when they saw smoke coming from her room.