Contact: Steve Holmes, Public Information Officer


A house fire in Adamsville early Wednesday morning (11/11) has resulted in one fatality and four injuries.  The Adamsville Fire and Police Departments responded to the fire on Oakwood Drive in Adamsville at  6:36 a.m. Wednesday.  Four of the five occupants were able to escape the fire with injuries. The owner of the home, 61 year old Patricia Davis, died in a hall bathroom.  Burglar bars on the bathroom window prevented her escape.  The other occupants escaped through an unbarred window and back door.  Twenty year old Kimberly Davis and 38 year old Monica tinker were transported to UAB Hospitals.  Children ages two and six were transported to Children’s Hospital. In addition, two dogs and four cats also died in the fire. The Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office reports that the fire started in the living room area where it appears that a child, playing with a cigarette lighter, ignited curtains, however the investigation is ongoing at this time.