Birmingham Fire and Rescue units battled a two-alarm fire, which was believed to have started in a body shop, on February 18, 2014, in southwest Birmingham, AL. The structure fire was reported at 2:30 p.m. at 15th Street Southwest and Lomb Avenue. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but appears to be accidental and may have involved welding. Jefferson County EMA and ADEM were contacted during the fire, as there were hazardous materials inside the building. Propane cylinders, diesel fuel, oil drums, and approximately 16 cars were present inside the shop.
Everyone working there got out safely.