Residents displaced after fire at Lexington apartment complex

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - People living in two apartments in a complex on August Drive in Lexington will have to find somewhere else to stay. An afternoon fire damaged part of the building on Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters arrived at the scene just after 1 p.m. and said it took less than ten minutes to put out the fire. Responders then had to comb through the building to remove items and make sure there was no hidden fire.

Jeff Dailey lives in the building. He says he was out walking his dogs when saw flames and called 911.

"If I had been inside asleep or something like that, who knows what would have happened," Dailey said.

Firefighters say they don't know how the fire started, but it damaged two of the eight apartments in the building. Dailey says it looked like the fire started in an apartment above his. Now, he's worried about damage to his home and if he still has a place to live.

"It's the only place I got. I just moved here like three-four months ago. I don't know where I'm going now," Dailey said.

Officials say they want to make sure the building is safe before they let people back inside. Firefighters tell us the landlord does have a place for people who live here to stay for Wednesday night.

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