UPDATE: two dead in Muscle Shoals house fire

The fire inspector said the man who died was initially flown to UAB Medicine's burn unit where he died from his injuries.

Posted: May 4, 2019 3:17 PM
Updated: May 5, 2019 10:09 AM

UPDATE: Investigators say the victims were Anthony Burcham and Glenna Carney both of Muscle Shoals. When crews arrived the victims were taken immedietly to Hellen Keller for treatment. 

Our guys done an incredible job utilizing the training we’ve been taught. We also had our Police Department on scene assisting, and we want to thank them for their efforts as well.” stated Fire Chief Malone.

Officials say they have determined the fire to be accidental and that it started near the cooktop. 


A man died and another person was taken to the hospital following an early morning fire in Muscle Shoals.

Muscle Shoals Fire Department said in a statement that they were called out to a house fire on Dearborn Avenue at 12:41 a.m. Saturday morning.

One neighbor told WAAY31 he called 911 after seeing the smoke.

""I live, 2, 3 streets over and it was like fog I could see it just coming," said Casey Herring. 

Their crews rescued two people from the house using "Vent Enter Search (VES). 

"They had this whole street lit up 4 or 5 police officers, 3 or 4 trucks, and 3 or 4 ambulances," said Herring. 

Both people inside the home were taken to Helen Keller Hospital for initial treatment, but one of them was injured badly enough that he was flown to UAB Medicine. One neighbor told WAAY31 she was there when crews responded and saw firefighters breakdown a window to rescue the residents. 

"One lady came down, she was like almost like lifeless and then the other man they got down and they started doing CPR on him," said Breiona Horton. 

Fire officials confirmed to WAAY 31 that the man died from his injuries at the hospital. Officials are withholding releasing the name of the victim until family can be notified.

Fire investigators told WAAY31 the fire was accidental and most likely cooking related. 

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