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Firefighter, resident injured in Jeffersonville fire

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Firefighters on the scene of the fire in the 800 block of Howard Avenue (Source: WAVE 3 News) Firefighters on the scene of the fire in the 800 block of Howard Avenue (Source: WAVE 3 News)
 By Gary Popp, News and Tribune

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (News and Tribune) - A fire at an apartment building in Jeffersonville Monday night sent a resident and a firefighter to University of Louisville Hospital and displaced 16 families.

The blaze occurred about 10:30 p.m. at Executive House Apartments, located at 810 Howard Ave., between Eighth and Ninth streets.

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Jeffersonville Fire Chief Eric Hedrick said the cause of the fire is still under investigation, but no foul play is expected.

He said the adult man who lived in the building was taken to U of L Hospital burn unit and is in critical, but stable condition.

The firefighter, Capt. Doug Sneed was released from the hospital at about 2 a.m. His injuries resulted from a falling ceiling while he was in a stairwell. Hedrick said Sneed is at home and doing well.

“[Sneed] got knocked out for a second, but was retrieved,” Hedrick said. “When he left the scene, he was alert and talking.”Firefighters responded in nearly three minutes to a 10:06 p.m. alarm call to find fire and smoke coming from the two story, brick building, which has 19 units, three of which were unoccupied.

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