FORESTDALE, Alabama– In Jefferson County, a young child has passed away following an early morning fire at a residence on Cedar Crest Drive.
Deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene at 1:15 a.m.
After initial reports indicated a young boy was trapped inside the home, Forestdale Fire was able to remove the seven-year-old from the home and have him transported to UAB Hospital where he died from injuries sustained in the fire.
The child’s 16-year-old brother is also in the hospital due to smoke inhalation while trying to save his younger brother.
Police say their five-year-old sister is being treated at Children’s Hospital for what are believed to be minor injuries.
The children were at home with their grandmother when the fire occurred. She was transported to UAB hospital to be treated for her injuries and has since been released.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.