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Fire breaks out at GE’s Appliance Park in Kentucky

Cause of the blaze remains unknown and there are no injuries reported.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A fire on Good Friday that required more than 200 firefighters at a at General Electric’s Appliance Park in Louisville, Ky., has shut down production at the sprawling manufacturing centre that employs thousands.

The fire has been confined to a non-production area of the facility, and GE spokeswoman Kim Freeman says there are no known injuries.

She says the building engulfed in flames was used for offices and storage and is used by a private supplier distribution centre. She says the fire has been contained to the building.

Freeman says the cause is unknown.

Media reports say people living within two miles of the fire have been ordered to stay inside because of noxious smoke.

GE makes a range of appliances at the facility, including washing machines, dryers, dish washers, refrigerators and water heaters.

© 2015 The Canadian Press

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