Jackson County Emergency Management Agency Director Paul Smith read a statement from Jackson County Coroner John David Jordan identifying the eight victims of Monday’s fire at Jackson County Park.
The statement read:
“Our hearts and prayers are with the families of the victims. They are:
Grace Annette Watson Miles – age 40
Christopher Zane Long – age 19
Bryli Anniston Long – age 16
Trayden Dominic Miles – age 10
Kesston Damien Miles – age 9
Dezli Nicole Miles – age 7
These six victims are from the same family.
Amanda Foster – age 38
Yancey Ferrell Roper – age 54
The cause of death will not be released. Our office would like to thank all agencies involved in this difficult situation and would like to join our community and beyond in extending our sincerest condolences.”
Jordan released information on Tuesday saying four of the victims were children.
Emergency crews responded to the fire in Scottsboro around 12:40 a.m. Monday. The fire destroyed B-dock along with 35 boats. Emergency workers say the fire started on the shore side of the dock, which caused problems for fire crews and the people trying to escape.
Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Necklaus reported Monday that eight people were killed. Seven people were taken to Highlands Medical Center, treated and released.