Child victim in Sunday camper fire ID’d


SIMCOE – The child who died in a camper fire in Simcoe Sunday morning has been identified by Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick as Anthony Lynn Fitzgerald, 3.

Kilpatrick said the child was staying with an uncle in the camper.The incident occurred on County Road 1670 at approximately 8:40 a.m. The cause of the blaze has not been determined.

Kilpatrick confirmed the fatality early Sunday afternoon. "A 3-year-old did pass away in the fire. The child was pronounced dead at the scene."

The camper was on a property with a residence.

“The uncle stated he had left the camper to get a cup of coffee, and that’s when he noticed the fire,” said Kilpatrick.

The uncle, who has not been identified, pulled the child from the fire.

Volunteer fire fighters from Fairview, Gold Ridge, Berlin and Holly Pond responded to the scene, along with Cullman EMS, the Cullman County Sheriff's Office and the Alabama Fire Marshal's Office.

Fitzgerald’s body has been sent to Huntsville for autopsy.

The Alabama Fire Marshal’s Office is in charge of the investigation.

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