Birmingham fire crews battle large blaze on 1st Avenue North

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Birmingham fire crews responded to a fire on 1st Avenue North Thursday afternoon. Birmingham Fire & Rescue Service Chief C.W. Mardis says firefighters have the fire under control and are hitting the hot spots.

He says the fire was primarily in the elevator shaft and on the roof. No injuries were reported.

Smoke damage from the fire is primarily on the third floor, Mardis says, however, some parts did sustain some water damage in addition to the damage caused by the fire.photo 1

Fire officials are still working to determine the cause of the blaze.

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