UPDATE: Fire breaks out on Avenue H

A fire broke out at a home on Avenue H in Birmingham on Monday evening. (Marlon Price/CBS42)
A fire broke out at a home on Avenue H in Birmingham on Monday evening. (Marlon Price/CBS42)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: According to Chief Mardis, the male who was transported to UAB Hospital has died.

Mardis says it was a mother and son who died in the fire.

The fire is still under investigation.

ORIGINAL: A fire broke out on Avenue H in Birmingham on Monday night.

According to Birmingham Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief C.W. Mardis, the fire started around 9 p.m. in a one-story, wood-framed home.

Mardis says the building sustained 100 percent smoke damage and 70 percent fire damage.

One person, a male, was transported to UAB Hospital for smoke inhalation.

According to Mardis, an elderly female died inside the home.

Firefighters extinguished the flames are working to put out hot spots.

CBS42 will have more on this story on CBS42 News at 10.

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