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Catfish House Fire - Accidental

Electrical Fire Began in Attic

Contact: John S. Robison, State Fire Marshal



The late afternoon fire at Catfish House on Sunday November 9th, has been traced back to electrical wiring in the southwest corner of the attic.

Investigators with the Millbrook Fire Department and the Alabama State Fire Marshals Office say the fire involved wiring to a dusk-to-dawn light located at the corner of the building.


Security cameras at the building show vehicles pulling into the restaurant driveway and pulling away approximately twenty minutes before the first call was received by the fire department.  Smoke was visible in the driveway as the cars were arriving and leaving.


Multiple fire departments from Elmore, Autauga, and Montgomery County responded to the scene to assist the Millbrook Fire Department.