The cause of a fire that caused extensive damage to a home in southwest Cullman has yet to be determined.

Officials with Cullman Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire at 2033 Adelsheim Circle SW at 8:16 p.m. Wednesday night.

According to Cullman Fire Chief Edward Reinhardt, firefighters had the flames under control within 10-12 minutes after arriving on scene.

“We responded with two engines and a ladder truck,” Reinhardt said. “There were some concerns because of the close proximity of the houses, but our firefighters did a good job of containing the blaze and getting it under control.

“There was some minor damage to one home located to the north and some damage to the homes on each side.”

Officials with Cullman Police Department provided traffic control around the scene while firefighters doused the blaze.

Reinhardt said there were no injuries to report other than one firefighter who became mildly dehydrated while fighting the blaze.

Officials said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

“We have no reason to believe foul play was involved, but the actual cause of the fire hasn’t been determined,” Reinhardt said. “What we believe is the fire started in the attic area. Most of the damage was to the upper level of the house and to the exterior, mostly the vinyl siding. There was also a lot of water damage to the home.”

Reinhardt said officials with Cullman Fire and Rescue monitored the scene overnight.

* Justin Graves can be reached by phone at 734-2131, ext. 225 or by email at

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