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Overnight Fire Fatality Under Investigation in Elmore County; No Working Smoke Detectors in Home


The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fatal fire overnight at a residence on Shadow Wood Lane in Elmore County. The location is on the west side of U.S. 231 by Lake Jordan.

Just after 11 p.m. Sunday night fire department personnel from Wetumpka and Santuck were dispatched to the mobile home, which reportedly was fully involved. It is Wetumpka’s jurisdiction, but Santuck was called for mutual aid.

There was one fatality, and at least two others who were injured and transported to area hospitals. A family pet also died in the fire. Identities of the victims have not yet been released, pending notification of kin. What is known, is there were no working smoke detectors in the home at the time of the fire.

Fire crews and first responders were scene until around of 3 a.m. this morning.

Information from Alabama State Fire Marshal Scott Pilgreen: Wetumpka Fire Department received a call around 11:09 p.m. Sunday about a structure fire at 62 Shadow Wood Place, Wetumpka.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Sadly, there was a fatality. We are not releasing the name yet, pending notification of family.

There were no working smoke alarms in the house.

We wanted to bring to the public’s attention a partnership we have with the Alabama Fire College to install smoke detectors free of charge to those in need. Those interested can call 1-800-241-2467 or visit”

Please keep the families in your thoughts, as well as the First Responders who were on scene.

If we learn of any way to aid those involved, we will pass that along. If you have information on that, please contact me at