Byrd said an acquaintance of Carmichael received a report the victim’s mobile home was on fire and rushed to the scene. “That person pulled the victim from the fire and tried to revive him but was unable to do so,” said Byrd. The coroner said the cause of death was smoke inhalation. "He had no burns to his body."
Carmichael was a member of the Dothan force for several years though his exact dates of service are not immediately known.
State fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire that happened about three miles east of Ross Clark Circle.