Apartment fire leaves numerous families homeless

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Six families have to find somewhere else to go after a fire destroyed their apartment building.

Firefighters tell WKYT there was little they could do to save the building on Harrodsburg Lane, not far from the East-West Connector (U.S. 127) in Frankfort.

The fire broke out just before noon Tuesday. Everyone made it out safely. One victim, Jeffrey Wiley, tells us he lost two dogs and two cats in the fire.

"They were my kids. I don't have anybody else," Wiley said. "Only thing I have are my animals and they're not here anymore, now I don't have anything."

Wiley's roommate had to escape the flames by jumping out of his second story window.

"I couldn't get out of my bedroom, the smoke was just too thick, so I jumped," Chad Howard said.

Howard said a good samaritan broke his fall.

"I don't know who he is or where he came from, but I just want to tell him, thanks."

The fire chief says it's still too early to know what caused the fire. But Frankfort Police detectives were called to the scene in the afternoon.

"There were a few things they saw that caused them to notify the us," Frankfort Police Major Fred Deaton said. "So we've started a fire investigation."

Deaton wouldn't elaborate, or say, whether or not they believe the fire is suspicious.

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