BEAUREGARD, Ala. (WRBL) – In a tragic incident, a mobile home fire in Beauregard, Alabama has claimed a 19-month-old baby’s life, according to the Lee County Coroner.
On Saturday, March 18, at approximately 2:00 AM, Beauregard Fire Department and SWFD responded to a report of a house fire in the vicinity of Lee Road 706 and 922. Upon arriving at the scene, authorities discovered individuals were trapped inside the burning structure.
The baby, identified by the Lee County Coroner as James Baxter Shurum, did not survive. James would have celebrated his two-year-old birthday in August. An adult and a teenager were hospitalized for smoke inhalation and burns. Authorities are optimistic the hospitalized individuals will recover.
The baby’s body has been transferred to Montgomery for further examination and autopsy. Foul play is not suspected. The exact cause of the fire is yet to be determined, and authorities from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Alabama Fire Marshal are investigating.
If you have any information regarding the incident, please contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 334-749-5651 or Central Alabama Crime Stoppers at 334-215-STOP(7867). Our thoughts go out to the family and friends affected by this tragedy.