3 are injured in Somerset fire

Three people were injured in a fire in a Somerset apartment early Tuesday.

Someone near Colonial Village apartments at 342 Sycamore Street in Somerset heard a woman crying for help just before 3 a.m. and found the woman at a second-story window holding a child, said Battalion Chief Jeff Stringer of the Somerset Fire Department.

Stringer said the woman tossed the child down to a man, who caught the child. Then the woman jumped from the window.

A firefighter and a police officer dragged a man downstairs out of the building, he said. The man had been overcome with smoke on a couch, Stringer said.

The man and the woman were taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital, and the child was taken to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Stringer said. The victims' names were not released.

Stringer said the fire is thought to have started in the downstairs area of the apartment, but its exact cause remains unknown.

He said the lower part of the apartment suffered heavy fire and water damage, and the upstairs area was damaged as well, but none of the other apartments were affected.