Updated 12/29/20

A house fire early today (Tuesday) in Athens has left one dead and a portion of Forrest Street temporarily blocked.
Limestone County Coroner Mike West confirmed a male victim died in the blaze, which occurred on Lawson Street, near Julian Newman Elementary School.
No other victims have been reported at this time.
Athens Police and Athens Fire & Rescue responded to the scene. APD has blocked a portion of Forrest Street on either side of the Lawson Street intersection while responders work.