• 81°

Capshaw man killed in fire

By Staff
Thomas Tingle
Record Managing Editor
Careless smoking materials thrown into a 5-gallon bucket ignited a fire that killed a Huntsville junkyard owner in his mobile home Monday morning.
Huntsville Fire and Rescue spokesman Chief Michael Sublett said Wilzie Hilliard, 74, of 763 Capshaw Road, was killed in the fire that started at 3:35 a.m. Sublett said the mobile home was fully involved when firefighters arrived on the scene.
According to Sublett, a woman staying in the mobile home with Hilliard, Barbara Ann Malone, 45, suffered first and second degree burns to her face, hands and arms. Malone was taken to Huntsville Hospital and released Monday.
Sublett said the mobile home and junkyard were fenced in and it hindered the firefighters from getting the fire out. Hilliard's body was found in his bedroom.
"The mobile home was old, so it didn't take long for it to go up in flames," Sublett said. "Upon our investigation, we found out that the 5-gallon bucket was located in the bathroom of the mobile home. Lit smoking materials were thrown into the bucket, which ignited and caused the fire."

James Clemens High School

Guo, Mysore, Saha dominate awards at regional, state science fairs

Harvest

Madison Hospital names Brandon Jones ‘Employee of the Year’

Bob Jones High School

MCS to present ‘Youth Mental Health First Aid’ sessions

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – June 12, 2024

Events

Annual Juneteenth Festival returns to Big Spring Park Saturday

Bob Jones High School

Braden Booth Named Mr. Baseball, Super All-State, Class 7A All-State

Harvest

Low-key races (on foot and couch) pivotal for Rotary’s ‘Parrots 0.5K’

Bob Jones High School

Mill Creek names Deberry as outstanding staff employee

Bob Jones High School

Madison Public Library readies for Summer Reading experience

James Clemens High School

Moore honored as ‘Staff Member of the Year’ at James Clemens

Harvest

Madison City Community Orchestra to honor D-Day’s 80th anniversary

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – June 5, 2024

Madison

Rotary Club awards city employees Hall, Overman and Watson

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Carlos Mathews Named Athlete Of The Year

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Cotton Row Run’s 44th Running A Huge Success With Madison Runners

Madison

Zoological Society proposes 3% electric tax on Limestone to start building zoo

Madison

Hayley Davidson earns ‘Teacher of the Year’ at Mill Creek

Events

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience opens today in Huntsville

Madison

‘Sounds of Summer’ concerts return to Home Place Park tonight

Madison

Madison school board approves construction contract for new elementary school

Madison

UAH researcher demonstrates for the first time a subluminal warp drive is possible

James Clemens High School

James Clemens Filmmaking Camp to start June 3

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones engineering interns report on real-life business intro

Bob Jones High School

Madison elementary chooses Phillis Gaines as ‘Staff Member of the Year’

x