Old Powell Elementary building ablaze

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham Fire Department arrived to the Powell Elementary School around 9pm Friday night to find heavy smoke, and subsequently a large blaze.

The building is at 2231 6th Ave North in downtown Birmingham.

Drivers along Elton B Stephens Expressway and Interstate 20/59 have a clear site of the fire.

There are no injuries reported.

The school is now the property of the city of Birmingham. The city acquired the building under Mayor Langford's term in hopes of turning it into a museum.

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