DALE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — The deadly house fire in Dale County early Sunday morning is still an active investigation.

The house fire killed one man and sent a mother and son to the hospital.

The mother was released from Flowers Hospital on Sunday, and the son was released Monday from the UAB Trauma Burn Intensive Care Unit (TBICU). Both mother and son are currently recovering at a family member’s home.

At this time, officials are still not sure of the cause of the fire.

Stay with WDHN for updates.


DALE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — An early morning house fire in Dale County has claimed the life of one man.

The fire started early this morning on the 100 block of Friar Road in the Canterbury Farms subdivision in Grimes.

The homeowner George Kirby II was unable to escape the fire, but Kirby II’s wife and son were able to escape.

Both the wife and son were taken to Flowers Hospital in Dothan.

The son sustained severe burns and on Sunday morning is being airlifted to the Burn Center in Birmingham.

Kirby II’s body will be transported to the Montgomery Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences Office for the medical examiner.

Dale County Deputy Coroner John Cawley says the home is a total loss.

Stick with WDHN News as we continue to follow this case.