Decatur Fire crews called to explosion on Beltline Road


DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Fire and Rescue crews were at the scene of an explosion and fire at Alabama Automotive & Diesel Repair on Beltline Road Tuesday night.

Decatur Fire Chief Tracy Thornton says the call came in just before 8:45pm. Beltline road was closed in the area for about an hour while crews worked to put out the fire.

Employees at the business say they stepped outside for a moment and when they came back inside, they found the shop engulfed in flames.

Thornton says it took about an hour for crews to get the fire under control.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. No injuries were reported.

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