If you live within a half-mile radius of a Louisville, Kentucky GE plant you are sheltering in place Friday morning after a massive fire engulfed Building Six which is reportedly leased out for storage. It's actually raining ash in the surrounding area as the sky fills with volcano-like smoke clouds.
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Firefighters on the scene told the local NBC affiliate that the fire is considered four alarm. Neighboring towns have sent members of their fire departments to the scene for additional support to fight the blaze. Over 100 firefighters were called in. The fire affected primarily one building used for storage and leased to private suppliers.
As a result of the fire, ash is falling out of the sky and the fire appears on weather maps. One person in the area tweeted: "It's raining ash like snow." Residents within a half mile of the fire were told to stay indoors because of the thick smoke and ash, the Courier Journal reported. Ash fell as far away as three miles from the scene, locals told the newspaper.
The cause of the fire is so far unknown. According to the Courier Journal, the buildings were evacuated. There have not been any reports of injuries.
As you can infer from the images below, the building is considered a total loss at this juncture...
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