Fire destroys apartment building in Greenup, KY

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GREENUP COUNTY, KY (WOWK) – Fire destroyed an apartment building in downtown Greenup, KY Tuesday morning, displacing as many as 70 people.

Neil Wright, Chief Engineer of the Greenup Fire Department, says city firefighters and other surrounding departments were called to a structure fire at the Stoneside apartments on the 400 block of Perry street.

Wright says efforts to put out the fire were hindered by cars parked around the building.

Wright informs 13 News the building was built in the 1940’s as a school, but was remodeled several times and made into an apartment building with 20 apartments. Around 60 to 70 people are estimated to live this, and at this time officials say they believe everyone has been safely removed from the building. He says the building is a complete lose.

The Red Cross was assisting with a shelter at the First United Methodist church in Greenup for the victims.

At this time, officials say no injuries have been reported from first responders.

Five additional fire departments have responded to the fire, including Wurtland, Raceland, Russell, Flatwoods and Lloyd fire departments.

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