Commercial building catches fire in east Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Crews are working to put out a fire at a vacant commercial building in east Louisville.

The fire started just before 4 p.m. Wednesday, at a building in the 15200 block of Shelbyville Road, Eastwood Fire chief Thomas Arnold said. That's just east of the Gene Snyder Freeway, near the Jefferson/Shelby County line.

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When firefighters arrived, there was such heavy smoke and flames that they couldn't enter the building.

The two-story building on fire might have been a restaurant, crews said, but it is now vacant.

Thirty-five firefighters from the Anchorage Middletown and Eastwood fire departments were on the scene, as well as Anchorage Middletown EMS and the Louisville Metro Police Department.

It took about a half an hour to get control of the fire.

Chief Arnold said the second floor and roof of the building were heavily damaged.

No one was injured.

The Louisville Metro Arson Unit is investigating.

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