Victims identified in Wylam house fire that sent three to the hospital

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December 25 2021 12:00 am

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (7/29/19): The Jefferson County Coroner has announced the death of the third victim in Thursday’s house fire in Wylam (see related article.)


According to the Jefferson County Coroner, the victims in Thursday’s house fire in Wylam have been identified as 4-year-old Vdarius Wade Jr. and 24-year-old Marqueshe Lajay Smith. Both lived at the home.

Smith, the mother of the three children, was pronounced dead at UAB hospital Thursday night at 9:47 p.m. Wade Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene Thursday morning at 5:45 a.m.

The fire occurred Thursday morning on the 4500 block of 8th Avenue in the Wylam community (See related article).

A GoFundMe has been set up to support additional expenses for the family.

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