Apartment fire breaks out in Fern Creek - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Apartment fire breaks out in Fern Creek

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - A large residential fire broke out at Overbrook Apartments tonight on Fairground Road in Fern Creek.

MetroSafe says the fire near the corner of Hurstbourne Parkway and Bardstown Road was reported at 6:50 p.m., and Fern Creek and Jeffersontown crews responded to the scene.

Officials say it started in the attic, and the weather made it pretty tough to fight.

"Anytime you get an attic fire on a windy day like this, it takes a few minutes longer to get it under control," Fern Creek fire chief Mike Schmidt said. "The fact the fire is under the attic and you don't have direct access to it." 

There are no injuries reported, but the roof did cave in. Several apartments had heavy smoke and water damage.

The cause of the fire is still not known.

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