Firefighters called to former restaurant on Jeff Road for early morning fire

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TONEY, Ala. – Firefighters with the Toney Volunteer Fire Department are on the scene of a commercial structure fire on Jeff Road.

The fire started in the 3800 block of Jeff Road at something identified by Toney Fire as the Echo Valley Mini Mall. Firefighters are asking motorists to avoid the area if possible.

Firefighter tell us the building was abandoned. A former restaurant and a side storage building were destroyed in the fire.

Northbound Jeff Road and Echo Road are blocked while firefighters work to extinguish hot spots.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.