‘Heavily-involved’ commercial fire in downtown Birmingham prompts emergency response

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Birmingham Fire and Rescue crews responding to a fire at a downtown commercial building early Thursday morning (Birmingham Fire and Rescue)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham fire crews battled a commercial fire early Thursday morning downtown near the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the YMCA.

Crews were dispatched to Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Boulevard and 24th Street North around 3 a.m., where they encountered what the department described as a “heavily-involved” fire at an commercial building. The building is owned by the Jefferson County government, Birmingham Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Jackie Hicks confirmed.

Fire crews extinguished the fire around 6:30 a.m. Thursday. No information about the cause of the fire is available at this time. No injuries were reported.


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