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.