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12 units evacuated in early morning apartment fire

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A fire in an apartment building woke residents early Saturday morning. A fire in an apartment building woke residents early Saturday morning.
Twelve units in the Chestnut Ridge Apartments near Taylorsville Road were evacuated. Twelve units in the Chestnut Ridge Apartments near Taylorsville Road were evacuated.
Muri Areme and one of his children waiting outside after the fire damaged their apartment. Muri Areme and one of his children waiting outside after the fire damaged their apartment.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A fire in an apartment building woke residents early Saturday morning.

According to MetroSafe, around 3:15 a.m., fire crews responded to the 2900 block of Tree Lane in Jeffersontown. Twelve units in the Chestnut Ridge Apartments near Taylorsville Road were evacuated.

Major James Sebastian with Jeffersontown Fire Department said the fire was caused from an unattended cooking appliance and spread from one apartment on the second floor to the outside deck and through the hallway.

Resident Muri Areme said "It's been terrible. My wife woke up in the middle of the night and said something is smelling." After they smelled smoke they looked through the glass where they could see smoke and an officer came to the door telling them there was a fire and they had to evacuate, said Areme.

Reports said there is a lot of smoke damage to the third floor and hallways.

According to Major Sebastian, 30 fire fighters were on the scene and one fire fighter did injure his knee. The fire fighter was released from the hospital but will be off work for a few days.

No residents had to be rescued but Red Cross is assisting 6 adults and 2 children.

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