OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Several apartment buildings were damaged in an early Monday morning fire in Owensboro.
Chief James Howard with the Owensboro Fire Department tells us they responded to the call just before 3:30 a.m. at Keystone Apartments, which is along Burlew Boulevard.
In videos sent to us by viewer Crystal Adams, you can see smoke coming from an apartment building in the distance.
Chief Howard says everyone was evacuated from the impacted buildings, but there are still a few pets unaccounted for.
We’re told one firefighter suffered minor injuries, but no one else was hurt.
Angel Torres and his girlfriend, Tomeka Clark, woke up on Monday to their neighbor, Steve, banging on their Keystone Apartments’ door.
“It was 3 o’clock in the morning. I followed him cause he ran really fast. He jetted towards that way when I came out, I came right about here and I saw the fire,” recalled Torres.
The American Red Cross Western Kentucky says they assisted 13 families.
“There’s 16 apartments, and there’s a person in every apartment so at least 16 families are affected by this,” said Torres. “And don’t have nowhere to rest their head at the moment, but thanks to Red Cross, they do.”
Officials say there was a fire two years ago, nearly to the date, at the Keystone Apartments.
Firefighters say the cause of the fire is still under investigation.