Centerville Fire Death Being Investigated

Contact: John S. Robison, State Fire Marshal
(334) 241-4166


A Fair Avenue resident died Saturday morning when fire destroyed the mobile home where he lived alone.

David Lee Bowman, age 46, was apparently killed during a fire at the mobile home he rented. The fire was discovered around 1:00 AM by the owner of the home who unsuccessfully attempted to gain entry to rescue Bowman.

At the present time, the fire appears to have started at a stove where food was left cooking, but unattended.

The fire and death are under investigation by the Centerville Police Department, Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences and the State Fire Marshals Office.