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Busy truck stop heavily damaged in early morning fire


An Alabama Flying J truck stop location is closed until further notice after it was damaged by a large fire.

The fire started around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, at the Flying J truck stop located off  I-20/59 in McCalla, Alabama.

According to local news station WBRC, firefighters believe that a bush behind the truck stop somehow caught fire and that the fire then spread to the main building.

Firefighters were able to stop the fire from spreading to the fuel pumps, but the Flying J sustained heavy damage in the fire.

One firefighter battling the blaze had to be hospitalized for heat exhaustion but is expected to be okay. No one else was injured.

Firefighters are still investigating the cause of the fire.


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