Crews rescue 2 from house fire in Russell neighborhood

2 men hospitalized after house fire in Russell neighborhood

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Fire crews rescued two men from a house fire in Louisville’s Russell neighborhood late Tuesday night.

The fire started around 11:50 p.m. in the 2200 block of Madison Street, near 23rd Street between Muhammad Ali Boulevard and Chestnut Street, MetroSafe confirmed.

Louisville Fire and Rescue battalion chief Bobby Cooper said two men were pulled from the front room of the home. The victims were rushed to University of Louisville Hospital.

One of the men was listed in critical condition. The condition of the other man has not been released.

The names of the two victims have also not yet been released and neighbors gave WAVE 3 News conflicting accounts of who lived in the home.

One neighbor said they believed the home to be vacant, while another said they thought it was a halfway house.

WAVE 3 News reached out to Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-District 4), who couldn’t get a definitive answer either.

The home was purchased by a Jordan Remodeling LLC back in 2011 and the company is still on the record as owning the property.

Cooper said the fire appeared to have started on the first floor. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Copyright 2018 WAVE 3 News. All rights reserved.