Warehouse Fire response
Birmingham Fire and Rescue has asked for Red Cross assistance during the response to a warehouse fire, on 1st Avenue North around 14th and 15th Streets.
The Red Cross is already on scene to serve snacks and cold drinks to the firefighters and police securing the scene, allowing them to stay on the job longer. We're already identifying additional volunteers to keep our assistance moving as long as the fire department needs us there. This sort of activity is a common role we play in partnership with first responders.
We are not aware of any residential element to this disaster.