1 killed, 3 injured in Cullman County house fire

CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A 45-year-old woman is dead and three others are injured following a house fire that started Tuesday morning. It happened at a home on CR 1089.

The coroner’s office has identified the victim who died as Martha McBrayer. The victim’s sister Linda Bray, said Martha, her 82 year old mother, and two brothers were in the house when it caught fire at 6:20 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Bray said her older brother helped get the family members out of the home. After her sister Martha, who is intellectually disabled, got outside, she did not understand what was going on, and went back in to get her shoes, and never came out.

“She was my Marty, she was an angel, she didn’t know wrong,” said Bray.

Bray said her two brothers have burns on their hands. Her mother has burns on her face. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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