- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SUMITON, Ala. (AP) - One person is dead and a firefighter is badly injured after what investigators are calling a suspicious residential fire in Walker County.

Authorities who were called to a fire in the town of Sumiton arrived to find a mobile home engulfed in flames Tuesday night.

Someone inside the house was killed, and authorities are calling the fire suspicious. The victim’s name hasn’t been released.

A firefighter who fell through the floor of the burning structure is being treated at a hospital in Birmingham for severe injuries.

Sumiton police and the state fire marshal’s office are investigating.

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