Local teacher dies after house fire in Midtown Mobile

Mobile County

UPDATE: The Principal of St. Mary Catholic School in Mobile confirms the victim of the deadly fire was Mrs. Lillis Lewis, a beloved Pre-K teacher at the school.

Source: St. Mary Catholic School

UPDATE: Friends of the woman’s family tell WKRG News 5 that she was a teacher and has since died. We are not naming her because officials have not released that information.

MOBILE, Ala. (WRKG) – Mobile Fire-Rescue says a woman was rescued from a burning home in midtown late Monday night.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. at a home on Silverwood Street.

Mobile Fire-Rescue says a woman was rescued from a bedroom in the back of the home and taken to the hospital to be treated for her injuries and smoke inhalation.

Officials say a firefighter was also hurt while working to put out the flames.

The damage was isolated to the upper levels of the home and the attic.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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