Crews responded to an apartment fire in Fern Creek. (Source: Melinda Shultz)
A WAVE 3 reporter says the roof of the building caved in. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A fire ripped through the Overbrook Apartment Homes complex in Fern Creek Sunday evening. Neighbors frantically spread the word to others.
"The guy said it's all on fire, the whole building is going up, get everybody out, everybody out," Jeffery Clark recalled.
Before fire crews arrived, one resident came to the rescue and ran inside after hearing a woman and a child hadn't made it out.
"It was just instincts," D'Andre Granberry said. "It was human life in there." Granberry said he didn't think twice. He was able to get the woman, the young child and one of her cats out alive. They weren't hurt though Granberry hurt his shoulder on his way in. "As I was going in the building the front part, kind of, like collapsed when I was running under it, so I was hit with a little debris," Granberry said.
Fire officials say there were no major injuries, but 12 units were damaged by smoke and water. Flames were seen shooting through the roof of the building.
According to fire officials, the fire spread through the attic, but sprinkler systems prevented fire damage to the units themselves.
Residents say they are still waiting to hear the extent of the damage to their units.
A couple of firefighters had to be treated for heat exhaustion and are expected to recover.