Fire in downtown Cordova

Fire in downtown Cordova

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Firefighters battle a huge fire Sunday night in downtown Cordova, the third since the area was damaged in the April 2011 tornadoes. (WBRC photo) Firefighters battle a huge fire Sunday night in downtown Cordova, the third since the area was damaged in the April 2011 tornadoes. (WBRC photo)
Fire officials say even though some of the buildings were not occupied, they could not just let them burn out for safety reasons. Fire officials say even though some of the buildings were not occupied, they could not just let them burn out for safety reasons.
CORDOVA, AL (WBRC) -

A large fire broke out late Sunday night in downtown Cordova.

The fire was first reported shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday. Flames could be seen for several miles around the downtown area according to several reports to FOX6 News.

FOX6 News reporter Christy Hutchings arrived in Cordova shortly before 9 p.m. and found several buildings in the downtown area fully engulfed in flames. She said this is the third time fire has broke out in downtown Cordova since the April 2011 tornadoes buildings heavily damaged the area. Many of the buildings damaged in the tornadoes were never repaired, and at least one previous fire was blamed on arson.

Fire officials say even though some of the buildings were not occupied, they could not just let them burn out for safety reasons.

The cause of this fire was not immediately known, nor whether or not anyone was hurt.

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