3-year-old, parents killed in Colbert County house fire

The state marshal's office is investigating the fire, which killed three.

Posted: Sep 23, 2021 10:48 AM
Updated: Sep 23, 2021 7:19 PM

Colbert County Coroner Justin Gasque has confirmed the three victims in a fatal house fire Thursday in Colbert County were a 3-year-old and the toddler's parents.

The house fire was reported around 8 a.m. on Mount Pleasant Road near Ford City, east of Muscle Shoals. The state fire marshal's office is handling an investigation into the cause of the fire, which killed three.

Crews respond to a fatal fire in Ford City in Colbert County

Nitrate City Volunteer Fire Chief Kelly Aday told WAAY 31 the home was fully engulfed when they arrived on scene. Multiple volunteer firefighters responded to the call.

He said it's been a tough day for them, other first responders and the families.

"They are all shook up," Aday said. "We're all local. Most of my guys know the family, so that makes it a little tougher. The community has come out in a big way to be here for the family and here for us."

Names have not been released on any of the victims. Officials said their bodies have been sent to the forensic's lab for proper identification.

Stay with WAAY 31 for updates.

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