Semmes firefighters responded to a dwelling fire midday Saturday, February 3, 2018, in the Pretty Branch subdivision off Moffett Road.
The single-story, single-family home was occupied at the time of the fire and the homeowner stated, “we were watching TV and heard crackling that sounded like something cooking on the stove. I got up to see what was going on and saw smoke coming out of the air conditioning vents in the kitchen. About then water started coming from the ceiling and the ceiling fell in. We only had time to grab my cellphone and run out.”
Firefighters brought the fire under control within 20 minutes. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.