Victim in house fire on 7th Avenue in Wylam identified

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House fire on 7th Avenue Wylam

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) —  Update (6/21): Authorities have identified the victim from Wednesday’s fire. 

70-year-old Benjamin Odis Harden was killed when he could not escape his home during the fire. 

Authorities are still investigating the cause. 

Original (6/19): According to Birmingham Fire and Rescue Chief  PIO Sebastian Carillo two people were inside a home on the 3800 block of Seventh Avenue in the Wylam community when a fire broke out. One person made it out of the structure while the other was found inside. 

The victim inside the building, unfortunately, succumbed to the fire.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue were able to extinguish the fire “fairly quickly.”

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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