Massive fire at Louisville GE facility ‘controlled but ongoing’

A six-alarm fire burning at Louisville manufacturing facility GE Appliance Park since Friday morning is “controlled but ongoing,” according to a city official.

More than 120 firefighters have been battling the massive blaze, which engulfed a building, Chief Kevin Tyler from Jefferson County Fire Service told NBC News.

“The structure has collapsed,” he said. “We have 18 different fire districts throughout Jefferson County on the scene.”

Fire officials ordered residents within a half-mile of the blaze to shelter in place.

“The Department of Health is on scene and they do not believe there is any toxic chemical risk. The fire is controlled but ongoing. The cause of the fire will be determined when the fire is completely out,” said Louisville MetroSafe spokeswoman Jodi Duncan.

Aerial views showed the facility covered in a billowing plume of black smoke. The thick cloud could be seen for miles.

There were no injuries reported.

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