BREAKING: One Person Killed In Daphne House Fire


This article has been edited to correct the age of the youngest victim.  

Update (8:40 a.m.) The state Fire Marshal’s office is investigating what caused the fire.

A neighbor says she was arriving home when a boy flagged her down to tell her his mother and aunt were inside the home. 

“I looked inside and the living room was engulfed in flames and I was like who is in the house, don’t go in there,” said Stormyr Smith. “He said ‘my mother and my aunt. I tried to pull my aunt out’.“

The boy’s mother was able to make it out of the home. The mother and son were taken to a hospital to be treated for burns. 

The Daphne Fire Cheif says a firefighter injured his back while inside the burning home. 

Update (6:30 a.m.) According to the fire chief, the youngest victim is a sixth grader. The child and his mother were injured in the fire and transported to the hospital.

Another adult woman, who neighbors have identified as the child’s aunt, was killed in the fire.

Update (4:45 a.m.) Officials at the scene confirm one person was killed in the fire. Neighbors tell News 5 the victim is an adult woman.

A mother and her young son escaped the fire and were transported to the hospital.

DAPHNE, AL (WKRG) Firefighters are at the scene of a fully engulfed house fire on Canterbury Road in Daphne.

The fire started early Tuesday morning. News 5 has a crew headed to the scene. Watch News 5 This Morning at 4:30 a.m. 

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