Two separate fires break out on Dixie Highway within minutes - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Two separate fires break out on Dixie Highway within minutes

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3100 Dixie Highway 3100 Dixie Highway
3100 Dixie Highway 3100 Dixie Highway
3100 Dixie Highway 3100 Dixie Highway

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Red lights brightened the overnight sky. Smoke caked the air. People who lived nearby wondered what was going on.

"It sounded almost like an explosion," neighbor Amanda Dilley said.

"At first, I thought it sounded like gunshots," neighbor Melinda Gardner said. 

There was no shooting, but a big fire was in the process of trashing anything left inside a Stallings Avenue home.

"We saw fire trucks, ambulances, and everything," Dilley said.

Each member of that detail had their hands full. The flames were apparently monstrous.

"They were over the trees, and we were a little concerned they were going to catch the woods on fire over there," Dilley said.

The neighbors who formed a small crowd to watch didn't know it at the time, but another fire was raging just two-and-a-half miles up the road at Dixie and Ralph. 

That one started just minutes before.

Once the sun came up, it was easy to see all the damage on Stallings. Siding was charred, and the roof partially collapsed. 

People who live close also started asking a lot of questions. It's not every night there's a fire, let alone two.

"It is a little weird with two of them being right here on Dixie," neighbor Austin Burba said.

Arson investigators say they're not ruling out a connection between the two fires. As for the people who live nearby, they're hoping answers about what happened come sooner rather than later.

"I'm pretty sure everyone will want some answers," Burba said.

Investigators still don't know what caused either fire.

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