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.