Mobile Home Fire in St. Clair County Kills Girl

ASHVILLE, Ala. (AP) - An 11-year-old girl died this morning in a fire in a Mobile home between Ashville and Springville in St. Clair County.

Chief investigator for the St. Clair Sheriff's Office, Joe Sweatt, said firefighters were called to a fire in a home on Crawfords Cove Road at 5:03 a.m, The Birmingham News reported this evening on its Web site.

St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell said Carrie Louise Crowder died in the fire. Russell said Carrie was the only one home during the fire. Her mother had left to take another adult to work.

State Fire Marshal Ed Paulk said early indications point to a malfunction in the electrical system.

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