LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two people were pulled from a burning home near Wyandotte Park early Thursday.
One person was rescued from a bedroom, and another was found in a bathroom. Officials at the scene told WDRB News that the victims were taken to University Hospital in critical condition.
No firefighters were injured.
Fire crews were called to the 1000 block of Beecher Street, which is north of Taylor Blvd. next to Wyandotte Park, around 8:30 a.m. The fire was under control by 9 a.m. The house was heavily damaged, but is not considered a total loss.
Maj. Bobby Cooper with Louisville Fire & Rescue said the home was not equipped with a working smoke detector. He said the fire department will install smoke detectors to anyone who needs them.
"One thing we like to emphasize throughout the year is the importance of working smoking detectors," Cooper said. "We, the Louisville Fire Department, will come and install a smoke detector for free."
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but officials believe it started in a back bedroom.
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