Advertisement

Butchertown fire under investigation

The fire appears to have started in an abandoned house on the corner of Campbell and Franklin Streets. (Source: Louisville Fire & Rescue)
Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 3:58 PM EST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A fire in Butchertown prompted Louisville Fire Department crews to rush to the scene Wednesday afternoon to extinguish the flames.

The fire started in the 100 block of North Campbell Street, according to a MetroSafe spokesperson. It was first reported to Louisville Fire around 3:15 p.m.

Louisville Fire Maj. Bobby Cooper said fire crews arrived to find heavy flames coming from a vacant single-story building. Crews said the fire extended over to a neighboring building.

Cooper said exposure lines were deployed to prevent other buildings from being damaged. More than 30 firefighters were called to the fire, which was extinguished within 25 minutes.

The main building has been considered a total loss due to extensive damage. The neighboring building was moderately damaged, according to Cooper.

No civilians or firefighters were injured during the incident. LFD Arson investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

WAVE — Louisville and Southern Indiana's NBC affiliate. Follow us on Twitter & Instagram...
WAVE — Louisville and Southern Indiana's NBC affiliate. Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @wave3news.(WAVE)

Copyright 2022 WAVE. All rights reserved.