Anniston Fire battles large blaze in the downtown area

Anniston Fire battles large blaze in the downtown area

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ANNISTON,AL (WBRC) - Anniston firefighters are on the scene of a large fire in the downtown area. Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Brooks said the fire department was called out around 3:00 p.m. to an older building on 3rd Street and Noble Avenue. An employee with Alagasco located next door called to report the fire.

Both Jacksonville and Oxford Fire departments were also dispatched to the scene.  It took several hours to bring the fire under control.  Firefighters will remain on the scene throughout the night to put out hot spots. Ironically the building housed a fire and water restoration business. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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