Father dies in Center Point house fire

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.