Fire at Urban Standard

Fire crews were at the scene on 2nd Avenue North where smoke was coming from the roof near the kitchen.

Photo by Clare Huddleston/WBRC


Thermal Cameras were used by the fire department to determine the cause of the fire.  It appears to have started from a smoldering towel thrown in a hamper used to collect dirty towels and aprons.

Thankfully, no one was inside, but there was enough smoke damage to put the local coffee shop out of business for a little while.

“Urban Standard will likely be closed today, and the health department will have to do an inspection before it reopens.”

– Mia Watkins, WBRC

Stay tuned for reopening details, hopefully coming soon
Wade Cline
Wade Cline

Marketing Producer at Bham Now, Tech Junkie, Foodie, Bham Lover, Movie Snob, Wannabe Quantum Physicist. You can likely find me either at Trim Tab Brewing or O'henry's Coffee in Homewood.

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