CORBIN, Ky. (WKYT) - More than a dozen people were forced from their homes after a large apartment fire.
It happened early Friday morning on Robert E. Cox Road just north of Corbin in Laurel County.
Firefighters say as many as 30 people were evacuated from their apartments, while firefighters battled the flames.
One man told officials he smelled smoke and began waking up others in the building. While doing so, he suffered from smoke inhalation some minor burns.
The Red Cross has been called in to help victims find a place to stay.
West Knox, Corbin, Laurel, Keavy, and Lily fire departments responded to the fire.
As many as four units were damaged.
Nicole Adams lives in one of the four units, that has the most significant damage, "I'm glad that my life was sparred because I wasn't here. If I was here, I'd have been dead."
But, Adams like some of her neighbors at the Emma Place Apartments are heart broken after losing practically everything in the fire, "Sentimental pictures that I can't get back. My dad, he was murdered in 1983 and all I had was a picture of him with like newspaper clippings."
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