Structure Fire at Reported Northport Lumber Yard, Smoke Visible for Miles
A fire at a lumber yard in Northport blanketed Tuscaloosa County with smoke Monday morning, but it appears no one was hurt and the fire has been contained.
First responders told Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa's traffic reporter "Cap" Ray Allen that Northport Fire Rescue crews were battling a fire at Richardson Building Supply on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard around 10 a.m. Monday.
Allen said the property where the fire started was once part of Rose Lumber Company, then became Richardson Building Supply and may now be owned by Bryant Bank.
A few outbuildings on the edge of the property caught fire, but have since been extinguished. The blaze sent a column of thick, dark smoke into the air that was visible for miles.
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