ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) — One person is dead after a structure fire in Limestone County, according to the coroner.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) said the fire occurred around 9 p.m. Thursday on U.S. 72 near Wright Road in Limestone County. The fire shut down a portion of the road.

Coroner Mike West said one person was transported to Athens Limestone Hospital to be treated. However, they later died at the hospital from their injuries.

The roadway reopened around 3 a.m. Friday, according to ALEA.