SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WAFF) - Scottsboro fire fighters battled an overnight fire at the Hardee’s on Highway 72 Friday morning.
According to first responders, crews received the fire call at 12:15 a.m. and had the situation under control in just under one hour. Three ladder trucks were needed to extinguish the blaze. Crews tell us they went back into the building around 6:30 a.m. because a portion of the building reignited. Crews were able to quickly put it out.
The fire started in the back of the building and flames reached the roof causing structural damage.
No injuries have been reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
John Drain, the son of the owner, says, “We would like to thank the Scottsboro Fire Department and all the first responders that helped during the fire at Hardee’s on Hwy. 72 in Scottsboro this morning. This loss is heartbreaking, but we do plan to rebuild soon and we intend to keep all our current employees working at our Broad Street location in Scottsboro and our Hwy 72 location in Gurley. We appreciate the support of our community and hope that you will visit us on Broad Street and in Gurley until we rebuild.”
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