- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

NORTHPORT, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a deadly house fire in Northport was an accident, and they’ve identified the victim as 53-year-old Tammy Hannah Harris, who lived at the home.

Northport Fire Rescue Chief Bart Marshall tells The Tuscaloosa News (https://bit.ly/29QoCZS) that the Wednesday blaze began in the kitchen.

Northport fire Capt. Jason Norris says fire crews found heavy fire at the house when they arrived Wednesday afternoon.

Norris said a firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion.

The Tuscaloosa newspaper reports that it’s the first fire-related death in Tuscaloosa County this year. The state fire marshal’s office says there have been 56 fire deaths statewide this year.

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Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, https://www.tuscaloosanews.com

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