Fire Rips Through Apartment Building

The timing couldn't be worse. Just a few days before Christmas, some central Kentucky family are homeless.

Several apartments were destroyed by a raging fire in Richmond.

It's happened at an apartment building on Killarney Lane at around 10:00 Tuesday morning.

The flames gutted six units. A total of 11 units were damaged in some way.

Everyone got out of the burning building OK.

Residents we talked to say they think a child playing with a lighter may have started the fire. Investigators are looking into that claim.

Fire crews were on the scene for much of the day to monitor hot spots and pull items from the building for residents who are now homeless.

The fire department is not allowing anyone back into the damaged building until Wednesday.

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