This is the mobile home in Mount Olive that caught on fire Monday morning. Source: WBRC video
The home is located at the corner of Springdale Road and Memory Lane in Mount Olive. Source: WBRC video
Officials identified the man killed in the fire as James Swafford, 45. Source: WBRC video
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says one man was killed after a mobile home caught fire in Mount Olive on Monday morning.
Deputies responded to a house fire call around 4 a.m. in the 400 block of Springdale Road. They found a double wide mobile home fully involved when they arrived.
According to the residents of the home, a family friend staying at the home awoke to see the flames and began alerting other residents to the fire.
Five adults and two children managed to escape. Family members attempted to rescue a 45-year-old man who was still inside the mobile home, but were not able to get him to safety due to medical reasons.
The man has been identified as 45-year-old James Swafford.
The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal's Office. The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined.