BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) has confirmed that one person has died in an apartment fire Monday afternoon.
BFRS has identified the victim as a 39-year-old man who was found in an upstairs bedroom in one of the apartment units.
“We were able to go in and affectively rescue a female from the apartment, said Sebastian Carrillo; Birmingham Fire Battalion Chief. She has no injuries and is doing just fine. We were able to get the fire under control. During the second search, we encountered a fatality.”
The fire is located at Kimbrough Homes in the 2900 block of John Bryan Road SW. BFRS has also confirmed that a woman was trapped inside the building but is now out of the complex.
Seven of the units at the complex have been damaged, three of which are total loses, according to BFRS.
The Birmingham Housing Authority is working to help the impacted families.
No other information has been released at this time. Stay with CBS 42 as this is a developing story.