Structure fire kills one, injures another in Wilton

Published 9:18 am Friday, October 18, 2013


WILTON – One person was killed in the early morning hours of Oct. 18 after a residence caught fire in Wilton. Another resident was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, and two others escaped the fire.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Brierfield, Dry Valley, West Shelby, Pea Ridge and Montevallo fire departments, responded to a residential structure fire at approximately 4:10 a.m. in the 700 block of Gunlock Road in Wilton, according to a press release.

When sheriff’s deputies arrived, the residence was “completely involved with fire and smoke,” the press release said. One person died on scene while another was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Shelby County Sheriff’s investigators, State of Alabama Fire Marshal’s investigators and the Shelby County coroner are currently investigating the cause of the fire and death.

Check back as more information becomes available.