From The Tribune staff reports
BESSEMER — The Bessemer Fire Department is investigating the cause of a house fire that killed a 79-year-old man on the night of Tuesday, Aug. 18.
The victim has not been identified.
According to a report from the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, Bessemer Fire and Rescue responded to the 3300 block of Hilltop Rd. SE in Bessemer after being notified by a passerby who observed smoke and fire emanating from the residence on Tuesday evening.
Upon arrival, authorities discovered the 79-year-old man inside his private residence. He was pronounced dead at 6:54 p.m. Tuesday.
The cause and origin of the fire is being investigated by the Bessemer Fire Department.