Injuries reported in fire at business on Camp Ground Rd

Injuries reported in fire at business on Camp Ground Rd
Campground Road fire (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Two employees were hurt in a large fire at a business in southwest Louisville.

MetroSafe confirmed the fire started around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 4500 block of Camp Ground Road. That’s Michelin’s American Synthetic Rubber Company.

The fire was not under control until 10:30 p.m.

A spokeswoman for Michelin said the fire started inside one of the buildings at the plant, damaging the roof. The plant’s own firefighters immediately responded, but also called for help from outside agencies.

At this time, it’s not clear how the fire started.

MetroSafe confirmed one of the employees who was injured was burned. His or her injuries are minor. The other person’s injuries were also minor, Michelin’s spokeswoman said.

Both victims were taken to the hospital to be evaluated.

Louisville Metro Emergency Services issued a LENSAlert to notify the community of a heavy fire. However, there was “no impact to (the) community," according to the alert.

Copyright 2018 WAVE 3 News. All rights reserved.