Firefighters respond to convenience store fire in Killen

72 Quick Stop fire. (Dalton Stewart)

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. — The Killen Fire Department responded to a fire at 72 Quick Stop on U.S. 72 and Brush Creek Road just before noon Wednesday.

When firefighters arrived, they said heavy smoke was pouring out from behind the building. Initial reports indicate the fire started in the kitchen area as employees were preparing lunch items. Firefighters added the kitchen and cash register area suffered the most damage.

Departments from across the central part of Lauderdale County responded to assist.

According to the Rogersville Volunteer Fire Department, crews temporarily closed the highway to access the nearest fire hydrant.