Firefighter injured while working house fire in East Birmingham (Update)

© A Birmingham firefighter attempting to extinguish a house fire in East Birmingham on Wednesday. (

The Birmingham Fire Department is working a house fire in East Birmingham Wednesday afternoon.

Fire and Rescue workers were called to the home on 923 39th Street North shortly before 4 p.m. today. Upon arriving, firefighters reported fire and smoke showing from the two-story structure.

It is unknown at this time if the house was occupied.

ABC 33/40 has a crew at the scene and we will provide updates as information becomes available.


Birmingham Fire dispatch has confirmed that one firefighter has been injured while working a house fire on 39th Street North.

The fireman sustained a shoulder injury after a pipe fell on him while battling the blaze. He was taken to the hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery.

Firefighters have since put out the fire, but the residents, a family of five, are now without a place to stay.

We'll continue to follow this story and provide updates as more information is made available.