Etowah County mobile home fire under investigation

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) – Authorities are investigating a mobile home fire that killed a 59-year-old man in eastern Alabama.

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin says William Simmons was killed in a fire Sunday morning in Gadsden’s Coates Bend neighborhood, and foul play is not suspected in his death.

Authorities say a second person who was in the mobile home at the time of the fire escaped without injuries.

Entrekin says the man’s body has been sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy.

The state fire marshal’s office and Etowah county officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

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