A massive fire is contained at a building at a General Electric facility in Louisville.The fire in Building 6 at the GE Appliance Park on Buechel Bank Road started shortly before 7 a.m. Friday.
Scene video | Images The fire had reached four alarms by 8 a.m. It was expanded to six alarms before it was contained. More than 200 firefighters were called to the scene. GE spokeswoman Kim Freeman said there were no known injuries. She said the building engulfed in flames was used for offices and storage, and is also used by a private supplier distribution center. The roof and walls collapsed late Friday evening. An employee told WAVE-TV that normally 30 to 50 people would be working in the building, but Good Friday is a GE holiday. The entire facility employees thousands of people. People living or working within a half-mile of the facility were told to shelter in place for a time. Freeman said production was ceased while firefighters battle the blaze. GE makes a range of appliances at the facility, including washing machines, dryers, dish washers, refrigerators and water heaters. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Crews said it could take several days to determine how the fire started.