State Fire Marshal: Fatal Adamsville fire originated from child playing with fire

WIAT-James Haack

ADAMSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: According to State Fire Marshal Ed Paulk, a child was playing with fire, which ignited the futon and spread to the rest of the home.

ORIGINAL: Authorities now know the origin of the fire that killed four people at a home in Adamsville.

The fire chief tell us the fire started from a futon sofa located in the dining room at this home on veterans memorial drive.

Eight people were inside the home. Four managed to escape.

71-year-old Pearlie Jones, 20-year-old Kenneth Hines, six-year-old Coren Walter, and four-year-old Robert Armstrong all died.

The cause of the fire is still undetermined at this time.

The surviving family members are accepting donations to help with funeral costs.

CLICK HERE for information on how to help.

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