Massive fire breaks out at GE's Appliance Park in Kentucky

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Posted: Apr 03, 2015 8:09 PM
Massive fire breaks out at GE's Appliance Park in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Firefighters are still battling a blaze that has shut down production at General Electric's Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky, a sprawling manufacturing center that employs thousands.

GE spokeswoman Kim Freeman said the fire began Friday morning in a warehouse, creating huge columns of smoke.

MetroSafe spokesman Vince Luney said some walls have fallen but no injuries have been reported.

Freeman says the building was used by a private supplier distribution center for offices and storage. She says the fire has been contained to the building, and the cause is still unknown.

People living within a half-mile 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, dishwashers, refrigerators and water heaters.