Multiple people displaced after fire in downtown Arab


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ARAB, Ala. - Multiple people are displaced after an apartment fire in downtown Arab on Main Street.

At 10 p.m. multiple fire crews were still working to put out hot spots.

Arab Fire Chief Ricky Phillips confirmed that the fire came from an upstairs apartment. He said they received a call about the fire at 6 p.m. Saturday night.

Guntersville Fire and Rescue confirmed it was called by Arab Fire Department for backup. Chief Phillips confirmed that 4-C volunteer fire departments, Union Grove Fire and Rescue, and Georgia Mountain Fire and Rescue were also called to help.

Crews said six apartments have been affected in the fire, and the extent of the damage is not known yet.

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Chief Phillips said the power was cut to the building, and multiple people are displaced.

Authorities said no one has been injured in the fire.

A photo sent to WHNT News 19 shows fire crews in front of several businesses including GQ's Hair Design and Yancy Eclectic Decor.

We are working to learn more about where exactly the fire started and what caused it.

WHNT News 19 has a crew on scene. You can count on us to bring you the latest information both on-air and here on 

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