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Firefighters respond to SE Huntsville business fire

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Huntsville Fire and Rescue were on the scene of a business fire in South Huntsville today. Officials responded to Huntsville American Cabinets around 2 this afternoon.

The business is located on 11820 East Gateway Drive off of Hobbs Road. An employee told WHNT News 19 that Huntsville American Cabinets has been there since 1958 and employs around 30 people.

People who live nearby tell us the smoke could be seen for miles, and at one point they say the flames were nearly 50 feet high.

A viewer, Benny Ledford, sent us the video below of the smoke rising in the distance:

(Above video courtesy of Benny Ledford)

Huntsville Fire and Rescue Captain Frank McKenzie said there was lots of fuel for the the flames inside. He said the size of the building and they way it was built caused the fire to be so massive.

He said there were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.