LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A witness said she saw six teenagers on bikes riding away right before a Valley Station garage caught fire.
The flames shoot into the air before firefighters arrived and got the fire under control.
The fire was all too close for a family who had a serious case of deja vu.
"The fire was going above the apartments. I mean it was huge," explained Shane Chaney. Chaney said when he saw the flames next to his home he instantly thought not again, "We grabbed everything we could. Last time we couldn't grab anything except for the kids and the dogs."
Chaney said, "Me and the wife are both off work and the house burned down and now this happened and we're all right but it was kind of scary going through this again."
Thursday's fire threatened the apartment his family took refuge in after losing it all, but this time the flames didn't beat him – the firefighters won.
"If they wouldn't have came as quick as they did, I mean it was just, it was within feet of the apartment. It would have caught that on fire and it would have been real ugly. We would have been in the same situation as the house," said Chaney.
Pleasure Ridge Fire Chief Vincent Smith said there is some heat damage to the apartments, but theyare still livable.
He said the garage that burned has been vacant for several years.
Metro Arson said they have also heard the reports about teenagers being near the garage when the fire started, but they'll go back on Friday to determine an official cause.
It's been less than 10 months since the world record for a lottery prize. On Saturday night, it could conceivably fall once again.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one single ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials disclosed Sunday.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:45 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:45:26 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A man accused of beating and raping a woman outside an Old Louisville apartment building went before a judge on Saturday. William Swartwood, 28, was arrested early Friday morningMore >>
William Swartwood, 28, was arrested early Friday morning and charged with rape and sodomy.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:27 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:27:08 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A standoff lasting nearly 12 hours came to an end early Saturday morning in the Shively neighborhood. The man police were after, Jerry Ross, is dead. Police have not determinedMore >>
The man police were after, Jerry Ross, is dead.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:21:45 GMT
NEW ALBANY, IN – New Albany police said Friday that a mother found dead along with her two young children in a creek in Binford Park in March drowned her two young children and then herself. New AlbanyMore >>
Investigators said Jaime Clutter, 35, suffered from mental illness -- possibly psychosis and postpartum depression -- when she walked her children to Binford Park March 13 and drowned them. More >>