Early morning fire damages home in the Highlands - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Early morning fire damages home in the Highlands

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An explosion was heard in a highlands home that caught fire early this morning.

Fire crews arrived at the scene on Baxter Avenue near Payne Street at 4:30 this morning to heavy flames coming from the home. Fire officials tell WDRB they were unable to find working smoke detectors inside the home.

"At this point we have not heard or found any smoke detectors on the second floor. It is extremely dangerous," said Lt.Colonel Jeff Botner with the Louisville Fire Department. "A smoke detector is the earliest warning you can have. If you don't have a smoke detector we'll give you one. We'll put it up for you, we'll install it. Call 311 fire department will come and install one free of charge."

Firefighters have not confirmed any explosion. But the fire has been extinguished.
Everyone was able to exit the home safely. Arson investigators have been called to the scene.

Fire officials say Baxter Avenue at Payne Street will remain closed through the morning commute.

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