Jeffersonville firefighters battle apartment fire near Ewing Lane
According to Jeffersonville's fire chief, Eric Hedrick, said 80 percent of the fire is controlled and about 45 firefighters were on scene Thursday evening. The Red Cross arrived on scene about 30 minutes after the fire started to burning to aid displaced resident.
"The wind made it an obstacle and another thing that made it so tough is upon our arrival, it was already fully involved," Hedrick said. "From the bottom floor all the way to the second floors of both buildings...the corner units were fully involved."
A resident of the apartment complex says she saw the fire and started alerting others. "We run out and I just started banging on people's doors., and screaming 'fire, fire, fire,' and I had a man come shake my hand and say I woke him up," Alexus Griffin said. "It's just a real life changing experience today."
Fire officials say one woman jumped out of a window to escape the fire. They say she was treated on scene and released.
We're told the apartment building contains 48 units in total and all residents will have to stay elsewhere Thursday evening.