3 without home following Lexington apartment fire

Posted at 8:27 PM, Nov 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-03 06:19:48-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Several people are without a home after an apartment building caught fire early Saturday morning in Lexington.

Firefighters were called just before 5 a.m. to the 100-block of East Loudon Avenue.

The building is a three-story house that has been converted into four apartments.

Officials said the flames broke out on the second floor and spread to the top of the building.

The flames were knocked down quickly, but for now the home is not livable.

"The upper floor area, it's kind of like a finished attic space, so that's got some significant damage. We also have some significant drop-down damage into the second-flood apartment," said Lexington Fire Department Battalion Chief Brad Whitaker. "All of them are going to have smoke and some water damage, because we did spray a significant amount of water on the second floor, so there will be a lot of water damage in there as well."

At least one person was inside at the time of the fire, but no one was hurt.

Firefighters are investigating the cause.