Fire at Birmingham Landmark Destroys Wedding Items

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities say a fire at a Birmingham landmark destroyed thousands of dollars of items used to host weddings.
Employees of Sloss Furnaces say wedding materials worth an estimated $10,000 to $15,000 were completely destroyed in the Thursday blaze. They included sewn linens, glassware and other items.
No one was injured in the blaze, which started in a building used to store the wedding items.
Sloss Furnaces Executive Director Bob Rathburn said the fire was so intense it melted the glass on a door. He said a maintenance worker noticed the fire around 7 a.m. Thursday. Fire officials were still investigating the cause.
Sloss Furnaces is a National Historic Landmark that hosts weddings and other events. The former industrial site produced iron for nearly 90 years, fueling Birmingham's growth.

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