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4 victims rescued from southwest Louisville apartment fire

Emergency crews responded to a fire in southwest Louisville where four people were trapped Tuesday night. (Source: Daniel Paxton, WAVE 3 News) Emergency crews responded to a fire in southwest Louisville where four people were trapped Tuesday night. (Source: Daniel Paxton, WAVE 3 News)
Our reporter saw one person being loaded into an ambulance at the fire scene. (Source: Sharon Yoo, WAVE 3 News) Our reporter saw one person being loaded into an ambulance at the fire scene. (Source: Sharon Yoo, WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Sharon Yoo, WAVE 3 News) (Source: Sharon Yoo, WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Emergency crews responded to a fire in southwest Louisville where four people were trapped Tuesday night.

It happened around 10:30 p.m. at a three-story apartment building in the 3400 block of Shanks Lane. That's off Cane Run Road just south of the Watterson Expressway (I-264).

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Firefighters found heavy smoke and fire when they arrived. They worked to save four people from the burning building.

A woman who escaped fire said, “So I was screaming ‘hey hey hey come get the baby, come get the baby.’ I had my 1-year-old godson in the house. So they came to the back and I pitched him out the window and they kept telling me to jump. I’m afraid of heights, so it took me a minute. They pulled mattresses out to the back of the window, so I pulled my body out and hung to the back of the window and jumped down to the gutter and jumped to the mattresses.”

The woman added, “You could hear it cracking and collapsing. There was so much smoke when they were trying to tell me to come out of the window I put a blanket on ‘cause I was scared. So I wrapped a blanket to try to go through my house and I couldn’t see nothing. So I had no choice but to go out my back window. And I’m on the third floor.”

WAVE 3 News Reporter Sharon Yoo saw one person being loaded into an ambulance.

Dreamland Fire Chief Fred George confirmed all four people were transported to the hospital. Their conditions are not known.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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