(Updated) 1 dead in Joppa structure fire

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Cullman EMS and the Cullman County Sheriff's Office had personnel at the scene of a structure fire in Joppa Thursday evening. (Maggie Darnell for The Cullman Tribune)

Updated 9-27-19 at 7:09 a.m.

JOPPA, Ala.One person was killed in a structure fire in the Joppa community Thursday evening. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick identified the victim as Wilford Collier, 79, of Joppa.

The fire destroyed a camper on a property in the 200 block of County Road 1809.

The incident occurred shortly before 5 p.m.

The Joppa Volunteer Fire Department responded to the blaze, along with personnel from the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office and Cullman EMS.

Nothing further is available at this time.

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