LFD: Fire pit inside building likely caused East Broadway fire
Published: May. 11, 2022 at 2:08 PM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The Louisville Fire Department is investigating a fire that started on East Broadway around 1 p.m. on Wednesday.
The fire broke out in a two-story vacant building between Barret and Brent Streets, which was surrounded by a homeless encampment. According to LFD Maj. Bobby Cooper, the blaze was brought under control relatively quickly around 1:45 p.m.
Investigators believe the fire was caused accidentally by a burning fire pit inside the building, which sparked and ignited surrounding combustibles, Cooper said.
There have been no reported injuries.
The investigation is being handled by the LFD Arson Unit.
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