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BREAKING NEWS: 3:13 PM–House Fire Update–Victim Identified


At approximately 6 a.m. Camden Volunteer Fire Department was called to 117 Ballard Street for a house fire. Two subjects perished.

Only one of the deceased has been confirmed at this time. Rowshandelyn Shoemaker, 42, lost her life in the fire. One other person, assumed to have been a friend, died as well.


Arson is currently the determined cause of the fire. The Alabama State Fire Marshal Incendiary Incident Response Team was on the scene this afternoon conducting an investigation. Being that this is still an ongoing investigation, the team has decided not to comment.


Very little recorded background information is available for Shoemaker.

Shoemaker’s latest registration as a legal resident at the home which burned down dates back to June 4th 2015.


This case is still ongoing

We will update when more details are confirmed.


  1. Tandra Williams on March 3, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    It doesn’t matter what my mom done while she was here you don’t know her story and what she been through who are you to judge her didn’t even give us time to grieve before you tried to drag her name through the dirt but hey they talk about Jesus, I love you anyways momma no matter what you’ve done no matter who you were you was my mom the only one I’ll ever get and you’re gone I have to sit and watch burn to death Dear momma I dont care what you’ve done no one deserve to burn your body lady there I can’t even identity you

    • Nancy keck on March 6, 2017 at 7:45 am

      Our deepest sympathies to you. Our best wishes for you to seek and comfort in your friends and family. I’m sure the good people of Camden will be there for you in your time of need. We have a saying in our Buddhist practice, “out of great evil comes great good”. Wishing you the love and comfort you deserve. Nancy Keck and Debra Moser

  2. Albert Trotter on March 10, 2017 at 8:39 am

    my deepest sympathies are with you.I know at such time no such sympathies works but I pray that God give you patience to bear your precious loss.God bless you my daughter

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