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UPDATE: Investigation continues into cause of fire in Knox County

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (WYMT)- 5:00 P.M. Update:

A fire put out by Barbourville firefighters flared back up Friday Morning.

The initial fire broke out around three o'clock Friday.

One witness has experienced situations like this before.

"I can feel for them," he said. "Because it happened to me before, and I know how they feel."

The fire he experienced left him with very little.

"There was a Bible that wasn't burnt, and a toy," he said. "That was it."

Jeremy Bullock had a personal connection to the building.

"The thing is, I actually lived there at one time, a long time ago," he said.

As people assessed the damage late Friday morning, Barbourville firefighters came back. Part of the back of the building had flared up again.

Firefighters did not report any injuries from the fire.

6:00 A.M. Update:

We are learning more about a fire involving an apartment building in Knox County.

We're told the fire started inside but quickly made its way to the roof, which caused it to collapse.

Firefighters were not able to get inside to fight the fire and tell us the building is a loss.

Two apartments were occupied at the time of the fire, but everyone was able to get out without any injuries.

Still no word on the cause of the fire.

Original story:

Crews are on the scene of an apartment fire in Barbourville.

It happened around 3:00 Friday morning on Pitzer Street, also known as Kentucky 459.

Dispatchers tell no injuries have been reported.

No word on what caused the fire.

We have a reporter headed to the scene. We will bring you more as this story develops.


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