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Father dies in Center Point house fire

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Fire officials say Kevin Barnes died this morning in a Center Point house fire. Firefighters responded to the fire at a house on  600 5th Street in Birmingham just after 11 a.m. Monday. The house is located in the Robinwood community.

Center Point firefighters say the official cause of the fire is under investigation, but family members of Barnes say his 7-year-old child may have started a fire in the yard and it spread to the house.

Witnesses noticed an explosion during the fire inside the house. Family members believe the explosion may have been caused from a ruptured gas line or a medical oxygen tank in the house.