One person dead in Albertville house fire

Northeast Alabama
One person dead in Albertville fire on Richmond Avenue

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. — One person was killed in a house fire Tuesday afternoon in Albertville.

Albertville firefighters confirmed Wednesday morning that 65-year-old Gary Jenkins was found dead in a home on Richmond Avenue east of Columbus Street around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The house had heavy smoke and fire damage.

Witnesses said the man tried to fight the fire, which started in a bedroom.

The Albertville Fire Marshal has ruled the cause of the fire as accidental, possibly starting from careless smoking in bed.

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