Building fire stalled Interstate 65 traffic for hours Friday

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Northbound I-65 was closed from University Blvd to 3rd Ave North while firefighters extinguished a commercial structure fire that is just feet from the interstate.

The fire continues. Its location is at the intersection of 1st Ave North and 11th Street North.

Northbound traffic into Birmingham from areas south now moves smoothly at this hour after almost 6 1/2 hours of delay.

The building is vacant, formerly a tire warehouse, and housed the homeless.

Initial reports reveal no injuries.

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