LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. - County Coroner Mike West and State Fire Marshals now lead the follow-up investigation into a house fire in the 23000 block of Berzett Road in east Limestone County.
Officials received the call just before eleven Monday morning. Around 4 p.m. officials confirmed human remains were found in the debris.
The house was fully engulfed by fire and parts of it collapsed.
Fire departments from Limestone and Madison Counties responded, including Athens, Bobo, Harvest, Piney Chapel, East Limestone and Oak Grove Thach. Limestone County Sheriff's deputies assisted the work being conducted by the coroner and State Fire Marshal.
A car was in the driveway, and first responders and neighbors on the scene say a woman in her sixties lived alone in the residence, but the identity of the deceased is yet to be released.
Fire crews faced a challenging situation as Berzett is a rural road with no fire hydrants. Officials say water trucks were being rotated and refilled in order to fight the flames.
The visible flames are out but firefighters are combing through to eliminate any remaining hot spots.