Louisville Fire: GE Appliance Park Erupts in Flames in Kentucky

April 3, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

A massive fire is raging at GE Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday, according to reports.

Fire crews are battling the blaze.

Local media outlets posted photos of the inferno at a warehouse-looking building, with plumes of black smoke coming from it.

 

According to local outlet WDRB-TV:

Harrods Creek Fire Chief Kevin Tyler says this is a six-alarm fire, and Louisville Fire & Rescue was called in to help. According to Tyler, more than 100 firefighters are at the scene. There have been no firefighter injuries reported so far.

Tyler says it has been a challenge today to fight the massive fire and conduct numerous water rescues.

A former employee of GE tells WDRB’s Kara Kirtley that the fire was burning in Building 6, which he said was being used for storage. The entire building collapsed sometime before 8:30 a.m.

 

And also the Courier Journal says:

It is unclear at this point what caused the fire in Building Six of the complex, though the building is mostly used for GE storage and by Derby Industries, a private supplier distribution center.

Derby Industries President Diana Herold said, “We are starting to gather GE people in the conference room now. We don’t have anything we can share at this time.”

GE officials did not have an official comment yet.

Metrosafe spokeswoman Jody Duncan said that building has been evacuated. There were no reported serious injuries.

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