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Firefighter Injured In Louisville Strip Mall Fire

Posted at 5:06 AM, Jun 18, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)– A Louisville strip mall is destroyed after a large fire.

It happened around 5 p.m. Monday in the Saint Matthews area.

When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke and fire shooting through the roof of the strip mall.

The fire chief said the initial call came in as an electrical fire from the back of one of the stores and then spread.

One firefighter was injured when he fell through the roof, but he was said to be “for the most part okay.”

During the fire, dozens of people created a human chain, saving as many bikes from the back of a bike shop as possible.