Alabama funeral home severely damaged in Thursday blaze

Published 3:05 am Saturday, December 4, 2021

A fire burned down Alabama Funeral Homes and Cremation Centers on U.S. Highway 280 between Camp Hill and Dadeville on Thursday. Owner Joseph Dean III said everyone was safe.

“Everybody is fine,” Dean said as the building was still ablaze. “Everybody that was living and unliving is fine — all of that’s fine.”

The Dadeville Fire Department was first on the scene but was assisted by almost every volunteer fire department in the area through the support of tanker trucks shuttling water from a mile away.

Tankers from Stillwaters, Paces Point, Jacksons Gap, Eagle Creek and Camp Hill volunteer fire departments.