Second life lost as result of Crossgates fire

A second person has died as the result of the early morning fire at Crossgates Apartments. Demopolis Police Department Chief Tommie Reese confirmed Sunday evening that the adult male resident who sustained serious injuries in the fire has died. The Demopolis Police Department identified the second victim as Jeremie Sewell, 28 years old.

The fire broke out before 12:45 a.m. Sunday and saw two Demopolis Fire Department rescue workers incur injuries with one being transported to Birmingham for smoke inhalation and burns to the facial area.

Sewell was taken to Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital by DPD patrol car. His death follows that of Sabrina Morris, 27 years old, who died in the fire.

Two children were in the apartment at the time of the fire. One was able to exit the apartment on his own while the other was pulled from the dwelling by a bystander.

The state fire marshal’s office is currently investigating the cause of the inferno.

“I am asking everyone to keep the family in their thoughts and prayers,” Reese said.