Fire crews respond to blaze in Avondale area

Fire crews respond to blaze in Avondale area

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Fire crews at the scene of a fire near 1st Ave. North and 29th Street South. Source: Arielle Clay Fire crews at the scene of a fire near 1st Ave. North and 29th Street South. Source: Arielle Clay
Smoke can be seen coming from one of the buildings. Source: Viewer Michael Clayton Smoke can be seen coming from one of the buildings. Source: Viewer Michael Clayton
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Birmingham fire crews are responding to a fire at an auto mechanic shop in the Avondale area.

The fire is at a business near 1st Avenue North and 29th Street South. As of 3 p.m., smoke was still coming out of the building.

Fire officials say that the shop caught fire when some leaking oil ignited as the owner was trying to repair a car. Because of the building's contents, the EPA  was called to the scene.

No one was injured but the shop sustained serious damage and a warehouse next door has smoke damage.

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