Woman rescued, deceased person found in Madison house fire
MADISON – One person was rescue from a house fire Thursday night, but another was found deceased, said local fire officials.
According to a press release from the Madison Fire & Rescue and Madison Police Department, firefighters responded to a house fire at 106 Cottonport Place in Madison just before 11:30 p.m.
“When the first units arrived they were met with heavy fire conditions throughout the rear of the two story structure. There was a high suspicion of victims being inside of the house and crews aggressively entered the structure in an attempt to locate and rescue victims. They were unable to complete a search through the entire structure due to heavy active fire conditions inside of the structure,” stated Captain Michael Sedlacek with Madison Fire & Rescue. “Firefighters were able to gain access to a bedroom and remove a live female victim. She was transported by HEMSI to Huntsville Hospital in serious condition. After the fire was under control, crews did locate a deceased victim on the second story of the home.”
Sedlacek said the first units arrived on the scene seven minutes from our dispatch time. The fire was extinguished just after 1 a.m. early Friday morning. No firefighters were injured during any firefighting activities and the cause of the fire is under investigation at this time. He added that investigators from Madison Fire and the Madison Police Department will be processing this scene for some time and further information will be released once it is available.
“As general reminder Madison Fire & Rescue would like all citizens to please have working smoke alarms in your homes to help prevent loss of life from fire,” Sedlacek said. “The citizens of Madison are encouraged to contact the MFR Administration offices if you are in need of smoke alarms.”