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Crews battle fire at apartments in downtown Campbellsville

Posted at 7:14 AM, Nov 13, 2019

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Emergency crews battled a fire at an apartment building early Wednesday morning in downtown Campbellsville.

The Campbellsville fire chief said that when firefighters arrived the structure was covered in heavy smoke and flames were shooting 25 feet into the air.

Residents were able to escape the building, and no injuries were reported.

"The apartment complex that's to the right of that - where the fire started at, it's affected too," said Campbellsville Chief Chris Taylor.

Three residents were displaced, officials said, and were being helped by the Red Cross.

"Over the past several years, this apartment complex, the owners Neil and Denise Bradshaw have helped me get roughly 118 folks off the street of Campbellsville and give them an opportunity to move in, get to work with no deposits," said Earl Rogers, a community member. "Yeah, even leaving electric in their names over the years. So, it's been something I hate to see it come to an end."

The damage to the building was extensive, the fire chief said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.