BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (4/22): The Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service has announced that the commercial fire on Avenue B is now under control and hot spots are being taken care of now.
ORIGINAL (4/22): The Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service is battling a commercial building fire in the 3500 block of Avenue B Friday afternoon.
According to BFRS, all employees have been evacuated from the one-story building and there have been injuries reported.
An “unknown chemical” is present inside the building and a hazmat crew has also been deployed to the area as well.
BFRS says that all residents living within a two-block radius of the building have also been evacuated from the area. Authorities are advising divers to avoid the area at all costs.
Stay with CBS 42 as this is a developing story.