Fire breaks out at apartment building on Poplar Level Road - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Fire breaks out at apartment building on Poplar Level Road

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(Courtesy: Capt. Salvador Melendez, Louisville Division of Fire) (Courtesy: Capt. Salvador Melendez, Louisville Division of Fire)
(Courtesy: Capt. Salvador Melendez, Louisville Division of Fire) (Courtesy: Capt. Salvador Melendez, Louisville Division of Fire)
(Courtesy: Capt. Salvador Melendez, Louisville Division of Fire) (Courtesy: Capt. Salvador Melendez, Louisville Division of Fire)
(Courtesy: Capt. Salvador Melendez, Louisville Division of Fire) (Courtesy: Capt. Salvador Melendez, Louisville Division of Fire)
(Courtesy: Capt. Salvador Melendez, Louisville Division of Fire) (Courtesy: Capt. Salvador Melendez, Louisville Division of Fire)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Firefighters with Louisville Fire & Rescue responded to an apartment fire that happened on Saturday morning, according to Captain Salvador Melendez, a spokesperson with the Louisville Division of Fire.

The fire occurred in the 3000 block of Poplar Level Road, near Audubon Plaza Drive and Norton Audubon Hospital.
 
Firefighters arrived at 5:28 a.m. and observed heavy fire coming from the front of a two-story brick apartment building.

There were four apartments in the building where the fire happened. A total of eight residents were living in the building. Officials say the fire did not spread into other apartments, however the apartment where the fire started did receive extensive damage, according to a release issued by authorities.

It took 24 firefighters about 15 minutes to get the fire under control.

Authorities say the majority of the residents were able to escape the flames. Fire crews performed a window rescue for one man who was trapped on the second floor of the building. He was taken to U of L Hospital and treated for smoke inhalation. Authorities say the man's injuries are non-life threatening.

Arson investigators are working to determine what caused the fire, according to Capt. Melendez.

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