Man dead, woman rescued after overnight house fire in Madison


UPDATE: A man’s body was found following a house fire in Madison that sent one woman to the hospital, according to Madison Fire & Rescue.

Madison Fire & Rescue were called to a house fire at 106 Cottonport Place. When they arrived they were met with heavy fire conditions at the two-story home.

Crews say they suspected there were victims inside of the house and entered the home in an attempt to locate and rescue victims.

Firefighters say they found a woman in a bedroom who was taken by HEMSI to Huntsville Hospital in serious condition.

They were not able to search the entire house due to heavy active fire conditions, according to the report.

After the fire was under control, crews say they did locate a man’s body on the second story of the home.

Madison County Coroner Dr. Tyler Berryhill says an autopsy will be performed in Huntsville this week to confirm the cause of death.

The first units arrived on the scene 7 minutes from dispatch time. The fire was
extinguished just after 1:00 am.

No firefighters were injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation.

MADISON, Ala. — Emergency crews spent hours on the scene of a house fire late Thursday night in to Friday morning.

The Madison Fire Department responded to the home at 106 Cottonport Place around 11:00pm. The home is near the intersection of Mill Road and County Line Road. Firefighters rescued a woman inside the home. Madison Fire Chief David Bailey said she was transported to the hospital. Her condition was unknown but she was talking to first responders just before she was transported.

Fire crews were searching for her husband. It was unclear if he was in the house at the time of the fire.

A News 19 crew on the scene said the back of the home was caved-in and there was heavy damage to the roof. Fire engines were seen leaving the area around 3:00 a.m.

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