According to Mobile Fire-Rescue Public Information Officer Steven Millhouse one person was found deceased in an early morning apartment fire at the Edgewood Villa Apartments on Neshota Dr off Dauphin Island Parkway.
Firefighters responded to an apartment fire call this morning after reports of heavy smoke. When firefighters entered the apartment they report finding a pot on the stove which had smothered itself out. Firefighters found a body in one of the rooms.
The Mobile Police are now investigating the cause of death.
Mobile Fire-Rescue released the following information:
MOBILE, Ala. – At approximately 06:24 hours, Mobile Fire-Rescue Department companies were dispatched to Edgewood Villas at 1601 Neshota Drive. Callers reported smoke flowing from a unit on the complex. Upon arrival on scene, MFRD crews confirmed light smoke visible from a single-story, apartment-style structure.
Teams quickly entered the primary apartment unit to a smoke-filled living space. Crews discovered a pot of grease left cooking unattended on the stove, with contents from an overhead cabinet atop the stove, essentially smothering the grease fire.
While searching the home for occupants, Mobile Fire-Rescue personnel discovered an individual unconscious in a room adjacent to the kitchen. The occupant was quickly removed from the hazardous scene to an area outside of the apartment. After a detailed assessment, MFRD paramedics noted that the patient presented obvious signs of death and was determined to have been deceased at the scene.
No fire personnel were injured during the incident. Approximately 3 apartment units were ventilated of smoke in the homes. Mobile Fire-Rescue Department Investigators determined the cause of the fire to be accidental.