Victim Dies from Burns

Contact: John S. Robison, State Fire Marshal


An elderly retirement community resident died today from injuries received yesterday in a fire.

Anne Mae Coleman, age 81, of 35 Walden Circle died today at the University of Alabama Burn Center.  Mrs. Coleman was admitted yesterday in critical condition with burns to 80% of her body.

Investigators with the Brundidge police and fire departments and the Alabama State Fire Marshals Office determined the fire was a result of improperly discarded smoking materials at a recliner.