Massive fire breaks out at GE’s Appliance Park in Kentucky

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Firefighters are still battling a blaze that has shut down production at General Electric’s Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky, a sprawling manufacturing center that employs thousands.

GE spokeswoman Kim Freeman said the fire began Friday morning in a warehouse, creating huge columns of smoke.

MetroSafe spokesman Vince Luney said some walls have fallen but no injuries have been reported.

Freeman says the building was used by a private supplier distribution center for offices and storage. She says the fire has been contained to the building, and the cause is still unknown.

People living within a half-mile of the fire have been ordered to stay inside because of noxious smoke.

GE makes a range of appliances at the facility, including washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators and water heaters.

 

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  • John Golat

    I understand the premise of certain self identified persons wanting equal treatment but when did it get to the point of forcing business owners to no longer abide by the adage of “we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone” . I ask why demand when the fruits of justice are better earned.