Crews fight 'major' fire near Asheville's Grey Eagle music venue

Photo: WLOS staff

The Asheville Fire Department fought a residence fire Sunday night behind the Grey Eagle music venue in Asheville.

Firefighters on scene told News 13 the Grey Eagle was evacuated.

Firefighters asked that residents avoid the area while crews fought the fire, and set up a partial road closure.

The Asheville Fire Department reports that the fire is at 144 Park Avenue in Asheville's River Arts District.

144 Park Avenue N. is the address of the historic Keener House, which stands on property featured in the 1958 Robert Mitchum movie "Thunder Road."

The Keener House was listed in summer 2017 with an asking price of $850,000, Mike Bryant of Estate Realty told News 13 back in July of last year.

Around 8 p.m., the fire department posted to Twitter that the fire was under control, and there was a medic bus on scene to assist with evacuations.

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