Fire damages apartments, belongings in converted Lexington house

jwarren@herald-leader.comMarch 5, 2014 

A converted house that contained several apartments was damaged by flames early Wednesday in Lexington.

Firefighters were called to the 400 block of North Upper Street just after 6 a.m., Battalion Chief Brian Wainscott said.

No fire was visible when trucks arrived, but firefighters found a blaze that had started in an attic in the one-story rear of the building, Wainscott said.

All occupants in the building escaped without injury, he said.

Firefighters said the fire caused moderate damage, but residents in some first-floor apartments lost furnishings and other possessions.

The cause has not yet been determined.

Jim Warren: (859) 231-3255.

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