30 displaced from their homes following fire at apartment building

30 displaced from their homes following fire at apartment building
Jefferson County Fire crews were called to the 4400 block of Newport Road at about 7 p.m. Tuesday. (Source: Jefferson County Fire)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Twenty firefighters were needed to put out a blaze at a Buechel apartment complex Tuesday evening.

Jefferson County Fire crews were called to the 4400 block of Newport Road at about 7 p.m. When they arrived, they found thick black smoke coming from the basement, and multiple people needing to be rescued.

Eight occupants were rescued from the building.

As of 9 p.m., 30 occupants had been displaced from the building, according to a statement from a Jefferson County Fire spokesman.

The Red Cross is helping those who have been displaced.

Fire officials say food left on a burning stove caused the fire.

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