UPDATE (5:30 p.m.) – The identities of the two people inside the home have not been released, but Mobile Fire Rescue advises that they were a 93-year-old female who was bedridden and a 57-year-old female believed to be her daughter.
The 93-year-old was found at the rear of the home near a bed and the 57-year-old was found the near the front of the home.
The Arson Unit with Mobile Fire Rescue is conducting the investigation. Several engines responded to the fire including 3, 8, 14, and 21, as well as, rescue 3 and District Chief Dwayne Penn.
ORIGINAL STORY – Mobile Fire Rescue is investigating a house fire that killed two people Wednesday afternoon near Bay Bridge Road and the Africatown Bridge.
The fire ignited around noon Wednesday at a home on Hammond Street. According to a spokesperson from Mobile Fire Rescue, two people were trapped inside when the house went up in flames.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, the home was engulfed in flames with fire shooting out of the windows.
A neighbor told News Five that the two people trapped inside were an elderly woman and her daughter. However, Mobile Fire Rescue has not officially identified the victims.
At this time, it is unknown what caused the fire to ignite.
News Five has a crew on the scene and will update when more information becomes available.