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(Thanks to Andrew Doyle for alerting to this incident.)

Joey Brown, WAVE-TV:

Two people were killed and five others were taken to a hospital – including a firefighter – after an apartment fire in Old Louisville Thursday morning.

Fire Chief Greg Frederick said other people might still be inside the three-story building in the 1100 block of South Second Street. WAVE 3 News’ Katherine Kington reported at 10 a.m. that a crew is making its way to the top floor, where one or two more occupants might be. Another crew is ready to rush in in case the partially collapsed roof falls even more.

Frederick also said the injured firefighter had been trapped on the second floor. Fellow firefighters had to rescue him. Kington reported that he had already left the hospital after being evaluated.


Sometime before 8 a.m. Thursday, a house in the 1100 block of South 2nd Street caught on fire. Fire crews responded to fight the blaze and it is now under control.

The four people that were injured were taken to University of Louisville Hospital. The injured firefighter was discharged from the hospital. The extent of the injuries for the last three people at the hospital are not known at this time, according to a fire official.

One person died at the scene of the fire and the second died at the hospital.

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