Avondale house fire under investigation

Fire investigation underway after fire starts in utility room of Avondale home

A house fire is under investigation in the east Avondale district.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue units responded to the fire call Saturday afternoon at 4756 6th ave S in Birmingham.

Captain Harrell said the fire was determined to be accidental, and was under control in ten minutes.

He said investigators believe the fire started in the utility room of the home around 30 minutes after the homeowner had left.

There is about 15 to 20% fire damage done to the structure, with smoke damage throughout, according to Cpt. Harrell

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