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Shelby Co. house fire claims one life, sends another person to hospital

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This morning, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office responded to a house fire in the 700 block of Gunlock Road in Wilton, Alabama.

When deputies arrived the home was engulfed with flames and smoke.

One person was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries and another person died at the scene, according to deputies. "Two other residents escaped the fire."

State of Alabama Fire Marshal's investigators assisted with the fire.

THe Shelby County Coroner's office is performing an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Brierfield, Dry Valley, West Shelby, Pea Ridge and Montevallo fire departments responded to the scene.

Anyone with any information about this fire is urged to contact the Shelby County Sheriff's Office directly at (205)669-4181, through the Secret Witness line at (205)669-9116 or through our website at by clicking on the "Report Criminal Activity" link and choosing the "General Information" category.

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