UPDATED @ 12:17 PM BREAKING NEWS: Structure Fire On Bridgewater Court - Death On SceneRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Apr 17 2012 9:56 AM
DOTHAN: Dothan Fire Department is responding to a structure fire at 108 Bridgewater Court. Several fire engines are responding, Engine 9 ( Technology ), Engine 5 ( Eastside ) and Engine 1 ( Central ) and Batallion Chief Pete Webb.
Communications reports unknown if the residence is occupied.
Dothan Batallion Chief Pete Webb is the first on the scene. Chief Webb reports are a single story residence in a dead end. Evidence of heavy smoke. Chief Webb has instructed a fire engine to connect to a hydrant and lay a fire hose line in.
A victim has been located inside the residence.
UPDATED @ 10:02 AM
The fire is under control.There is a victim in the fire that is deceased. Chief Webb has called for a Dothan Fire Marshall and Dothan Criminal Investigators to respond to the scene.
UPDATED @ 10:11 AM
Dothan Fire Marshall's are now on the scene.
UPDATED @ 12:17 PM
Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd has identified the victim as 83 year old Rose Thomas.
Coroner Byrd said the preliminary cause of death is smoke inhalation.