Crews battle fire at Veridian Apartments in Lexington

Posted at 6:08 PM, Jul 01, 2024

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Crews battled a large fire at an apartment complex in Lexington Monday afternoon.

Lexington Fire Department responded to the fire around 5:22 p.m. at the Veridian Apartments at 2020 Armstrong Mill Road. The fire was reported to be on the third floor of building 20.

When crews arrived, they found the fire on a balcony extending into the attic.

Crews were able to knock down a good portion and the fire is now under control. LFD says they will potentially remain on scene through the night in case of any hot spots.


LFD says crews are making sure no animals or people were left inside, but at this point, no injuries have been reported.

The fire was escalated to a second alarm which required over 50 LFD personnel to respond.

Residents will be displaced in at least nine apartments.

Crews will continue to assess the damage and determine if electricity can be restored soon.

Investigators are on scene to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

The surrounding roads are still blocked as crews work to clean up. LFD encourages people to avoid the area.