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State investigating ‘suspicious’ house fire in Colbert County

The Nitrate City Volunteer Fire Department was called to a house fire in the 200 block of Sycamore Drive about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Posted: Sep 26, 2019 1:39 PM
Updated: Sep 26, 2019 8:12 PM

The Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a house fire in Colbert County.

The Nitrate City Volunteer Fire Department was called to a house fire in the 200 block of Sycamore Drive about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Fire Chief Kelly Aday said the fire is suspicious.

He said it is believed the fire started near a shed and then spread to the home, basically destroying it. An adjacent house, which is up for sale, also sustained damage. The flames also spread to a car.

No one was injured in the fire, but the woman who owns the house that caught on fire passed out while firefighters were on the scene. She was taken to Helen Keller Hospital.

The chief said two cats were saved, but a kitten did not survive. 

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