House fire in Sylvan Springs leaves 1 dead

SYLVAN SPRINGS, Ala. (WIAT) — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says a woman died in a house fire in Sylvan Springs that broke out Thursday afternoon.

Firefighters with the Sylvan Springs and Minor Fire Departments responded to the blaze before 3 p.m. on Rock Creek Road. A man told officials on the scene that his wife was likely still inside the home.

Crews fought the blaze and extinguished the flames before entering to find a female’s body inside the home.

Randy Christian with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says foul play is not expected. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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