From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — A 79-year-old man was fatally injured during a residential fire in Birmingham on Sunday, Jan. 15, at approximately 1:12 p.m.
According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, the Birmingham Fire/Rescue Department responded to Jesse Gaddy’s residence on reports of a residential fire in the 1100 block of Cotton Avenue Southwest in Birmingham.
Gaddy was found by fire personnel inside the residence and subsequently transported to Princeton Baptist Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Gaddy succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at approximately 8:45 p.m.
Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates stated the Birmingham Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the cause and origin of the fire, and the Birmingham Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.
The story will be updated when more information is available.