Man killed in fire was brother of firefighter who responded to the fire
BIRMINGHAM — A fire in Birmingham Saturday night was emotional for the crew of firefighters who responded when it learned the identity of a man killed inside.
The victim turned out to be the brother of a Birmingham firefighter who was fighting that fire.
The fire started around 9 p.m. at a house on 16th Street North, according to WBRC.
Two people were reported to be inside the home, and one person made it out and was transported to a hospital with burns. Despite knowing a person was trapped inside, the size of the fire kept firefighters at a distance.
A chaplain was called to the scene because of the emotional nature of the call.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.