Two dead, several hurt after fire at Frankfort apartment building


FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56/(WKYT) – Two people are dead and several others are hurt after a fire in Frankfort.

The fire happened Thursday morning at an apartment building on Leawood Drive. Frankfort Fire Chief Wayne Briscoe says the fire started around 8:30 a.m. Someone driving by noticed the fire alarm going off and called 911.

Chief Briscoe says several people were hurt in the blaze, but couldn’t give a specific number, saying three to five had minor injuries and an additional person being flown to the burn unit at UofL Hospital.

We’re told there are 14 apartment units in the building. Briscoe says they are confident everyone else got out safely.

The American Red Cross is helping the people who live there with housing and supplies.

Officials say it could be days before they determine what sparked the fire.

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