All lanes of Hwy 72 back open after nearby house fire - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

All lanes of Hwy 72 back open after nearby house fire

ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

A house fire impacted traffic on a major interchange in Limestone County on Thursday morning.

All lanes of Highway 72 are now back open after one lane of Highway 72 eastbound was shut down near I-65 in Athens.

The call came in just before 3:30 a.m. about a structure fire at a house on Highway 72 just east of I-65.

Investigators believe the fire started on the back porch, spread to what looks like a garage and laundry room.

The Athens Fire Department was able to contain the fire and stop it from spreading to more rooms of the house.

There is some damage to the roof and the gutters on the outside of the house, as well as smoke damage inside the house.

No one was injured.

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