Fayette County

One seriously injured in Lexington apartment fire

One person was taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital Saturday after suffering second and third degree burns in an Lexington apartment fire.

The fire happened before 6 a.m. at the Connie Griffith Manor on Tower Plaza, according to WKYT, the Herald-Leader’s reporting partner.

Lexington firefighters told the TV station the fire started on the seventh floor, which caused heavy damage to a unit. Thirteen units in the apartment also suffered water damage.

Another person was also taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. The conditions of both victims were not immediately available.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.