Alabama man found dead inside burning house

Published 10:21 am Wednesday, October 11, 2023

An Alabama man was apparently killed Tuesday night in a house fire, a county coroner’s office reported.

Bessemer Fire Department personnel responded to call of a structure fire on 10th Avenue North Tuesday night.

After extinguishing the fire, crews located the body of Hurston Daniel Morris, 76, of Bessemer.

Morris was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 5:40 p.m. Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Bill Yates said.

The cause and origin of the fire is being investigated by the Bessemer Fire Department, Yates said.

The circumstances surrounding the death are being investigated by the Bessemer Police Department, he said.