- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Birmingham police are investigating the cause of a fire that claimed the life of a 55-year-old man.

Authorities say the man was trying to escape from the fire in a duplex near 27th Street North and 35th Avenue North on Tuesday.

Birmingham Fire Chief C.W. Mardis says the man lived alone. His name wasn’t released.

WBRC-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1zwicVM) that the blaze began in the bedroom. Firefighters say four other units were damaged by smoke.

Four other families were displaced in the duplex.

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Information from: WBRC-TV, https://www.myfoxal.com/

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