Five fire departments respond to fire at Knott County apartment complex

kward1@herald-leader.comMay 20, 2013 

An apartment building has been burning for more than four hours in Knott County.

The fire at the Knott County Housing Authority apartments had destroyed 13 units by about 4:30 p.m., and firefighters were trying to keep it from spreading to two other units, said Greg Mullins, Knott County emergency management director.

No one had been injured, Mullins said.

The apartment complex is on Ky. 160 in Hindman.

Mullins said five fire departments from Knott County and one from Perry County had sent crews to the scene.

He said the fire was limited to one building.

"We've got it under control, but we haven't got it out," Mullins said.

He said the Red Cross had been notified and arrangements were being made to provide housing to the 13 families whose apartments were destroyed.

Karla Ward: (859) 231-3314. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety.

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