United States: Authorities respond to a structure fire in Louisville, Kentucky on July 5

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Jul 05, 2022 | 21:28 UTC

Authorities respond to a structure fire in Louisville, Ky., U.S., July 5. Avoid the area. Enhanced security, likely traffic disruptions.

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Event

Authorities respond to a warehouse fire at 3000 River Park Drive, Louisville, Kentucky, late July 5. The fire broke out around 8:15 p.m. and caused the structure to collapse. Authorities reportedly evacuated nearby buildings. Reports say a firefighter was injured in the incident. The cause of the fire is unclear. Authorities are advising residents to avoid the area.

Heightened security and business disruptions are likely in the coming hours. Continued disruption is likely once firefighters extinguish the blaze as authorities investigate the incident.

Tips

Avoid the area until authorities clear it. Heed evacuation orders. Look for alternate routes around the affected area. Allow extra time to reach nearby destinations. Stay indoors and keep windows and doors closed, especially if you have a respiratory condition such as asthma or conditions that increase your risk of exposure to smoke. Eye irritation is possible; rinse irritated eyes thoroughly with clean water.

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