1 dead in early-morning apartment fire in Old Louisville

1 dead in early-morning apartment fire in Old Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - An early-morning apartment fire in Old Louisville Saturday morning has killed one person, according to Louisville Fire and Rescue.

Major Bobby Cooper, spokesperson for the fire department, said crews were called to a fire within a multi-story apartment complex at the 200 block of Woodbine Street around 4:47 a.m. Saturday.

“You hear fire engines and ambulances come down the road from the station down the road, so it’s not abnormal to hear them come down the street,” Demond Bush, a neighbor said.

Bush said he was not alarmed when he heard sirens outside of his house this morning.

“My wife kept saying I hear more fire trucks and I hear the police,” Bush said.

Firefighters arrived and discovered heavy fire coming from the second floor. Crews were able to extinguish the fire around 5:15 a.m., which was confined to a single unit.

“We know most of the people who stay there. They would come out in the summertime,” Bush said. “I don’t think anybody got out from up there. The coroner’s office came by and I don’t think any body got out from up there.”

When the fire had cleared, search and rescue teams discovered one victim that had died within the building.

Four other residents were displaced due to the fire, with Red Cross assisting with their displacement, according to LFD.

“It’s just a real sad day and a sad thing,” Bush said.

Arson investigators are currently working to determine the cause of the fire.

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