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Balcony fire leads to evacuation of apartments at Main and Rose

Firefighters responded to a balcony fire at an apartment building at Main and Rose Sunday afternoon.
Firefighters responded to a balcony fire at an apartment building at Main and Rose Sunday afternoon.

A balcony fire at the Main and Rose apartment building in downtown Lexington brought out at least eight fire trucks and caused the evacuation of all the residents.

The fire started on the floor of a second-floor balcony, but soon spread up the wall, sending black plumes of smoke upward. Lexington firefighters used a ladder truck to reach the fire with hoses and quickly doused the flames. Meanwhile other firefighters evacuated people and pets.

Lexington fire department said the fire at the four-story building at 333 East Main Street caused no injuries.

Main Street and part of Rose were closed to traffic as firefighters worked Sunday afternoon.

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