UPDATE: 6:30 p.m.
According to Owensboro Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Leonard, a female resident of Keystone Apartments was preparing food on the stove and left the room for what she said was a short amount of time. When she returned, there was a full fire. She was able to safely get out, along with her children, and call for emergency help.
When OFD arrived on scene, the apartment was a fully-involved fire and the common attic of the apartment building, along with the shared roof was engulfed.
At this time, there was a second-floor resident who was trapped in his apartment. Using a ladder truck, OFD assisted in his safe escape through a window in his apartment.
The male subject was transported to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital because of smoke inhalation and his condition is unknown at this time.
Using a large diameter hose, OFD was able to use “strategy and tactics and a whole lot of resources” to extinguish the fire, Leonard said.
There were no serious injuries from this fire.
Leonard said a great deal of damage was done to the building, specifically two apartments, and residents will not be able to enter anytime soon due to water damage and the potential shock hazard if electricity is turned back on.
Owensboro Fire Department is on the scene of an apartment fire at the Keystone Apartment complex at 1101 Burlew Blvd. What was called in as a stove fire has quickly escalated and has already burned through the roof.
Multiple firetrucks from OFD and Daviess County Fire Department are on scene and working the fire, according to Battalion Chief Steve Leonard.