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Albany Fire Dept. responds to downtown fire

Fire at the old Steve's Auto Trim Shop in downtown Albany on Sept. 10, 2021.
Fire at the old Steve's Auto Trim Shop in downtown Albany on Sept. 10, 2021.
Published: Sep. 10, 2021 at 5:13 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 11, 2021 at 1:31 AM EDT
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Albany Fire Department (AFD) responded to a structure fire in downtown Albany Friday afternoon.

According to AFD, the fire was at the old Steve’s Auto Trim Shop on north Washington Street, just behind the courthouse.

Fire at the old Steve's Auto Trim Shop in downtown Albany on Sept. 10, 2021.
Fire at the old Steve's Auto Trim Shop in downtown Albany on Sept. 10, 2021.(Anna Cliett)

E-911 Dispatch said they received the call just before 4 p.m.

Fire officials said one issue was the number of tires, auto parts and different kinds of lubricants inside the former auto shop.

The firefighters used their aerial truck to pour water inside the building to knock out the flames.

According to AFD, It took firefighters three hours to extinguish all of the flames.

Officials said no one was injured.

Firefighters will continue their investigation into the cause of the fire on Saturday.

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