From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — Authorities are investigating after a 70-year-old man was killed in a weekend fire at a Birmingham boarding home.
According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, the Birmingham Fire Department responded to the 100 block of 4th Ave. North on reports of a residential fire with a person trapped inside the structure. Authorities say the decedent was located in his bedroom once the flames were extinguished early Saturday morning. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates says the man has been positively identified, but family has not yet been notified of the death. The cause and origin of the fire are being investigated by the Birmingham Fire Marshal’s Office and the circumstances surrounding the death is being investigated by the Birmingham Police Department.