Fatal fire in Northwest Jefferson County

Early morning fire in Mt. Olive
The red tarp marks the spot where 45-year-old paraplegic man died in a mobile home fire in Mount Olive on April 25, 2013.

Jefferson County, Ala. (WIAT) State Fire Marshals are investigating the cause of a deadly house fire.

There were 8 people inside the home at the time of the fire: 5 adults and 2 children.

The 8th person, a man who’s been identified as 45-year-old man James Swafford was the only victim.

Neighbors say Swafford bed-ridden, was left after multiple attempts to remove him failed.

Fire investigators uncovered his remains as they extinguished the blaze.

The fire broke out in the 400 block of Springdale Road in Mount Olive, around 4 a.m. Monday Morning.

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