ALEXANDER CITY, AL (WSFA) - An elderly man died in a house fire after Alex City Fire officials say a space heater was unsafely used.
According to Alex City Fire Deputy Chief Craig Clark, firefighters received a call of a fire on Booker Street around 12:42 a.m. Friday.
Firefighters were able to make it to the scene four minutes later and while inside, they located the body of an 86-year-old man. They pronounced the unidentified man dead at the scene.
Another person who managed to escape the fire was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Their condition is unknown at this time.
Investigators believe an electric space heater caused the fire. Clark says the heater had been placed too close to a combustible material. There was also no working smoke detector in the home.