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One person treated in apartment fire in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - One person was taken to the hospital after a fire that left multiple families displaced.

Crews were called to the apartment around 9am for reports of a structure fire.

" It got into the attic very quickly," Battalion Chief Brian Wainscott said. "The fire appears to have started upstairs, ran to the attic on us so it was a little bit of a challenge.

Firefighters believe the fire started in the upstairs of an apartment on the end of the building. A woman living in that apartment says she only made it out because her husband pulled her out to the yard.

"I couldn't see, when he hollered I woke up and he come back in there and got ahold of me and I fell down the steps," said Cathy McElheny.

McElheny was taken to St. Joseph Hospital by firefighters.

Other neighbors kicked the doors of the other apartments to wake up the people living there.

Firefighters say damage to the electrical junction box on the building means there won't be power to the apartments for several days.


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