Fire destroys apartment building
ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) - Five families are without a home after an overnight fire destroyed an apartment building.
The fire started a little before 12:30 Thursday morning in the 1300 block of Beech Street. Firefighters believe it started in the kitchen area of one of the apartments, then spread through a shared attic to the roof.
Joann Gipson lives in a neighboring apartment, but her family lived in the unit that caught fire. They lost everything, but Gipson says she is grateful for the things the family can still hold tight.
“I’m thankful that my family is OK. Like I said, material things are nothing. A life, you cannot bring back,” Gipson said.
No one was injured. Firefighters say there were six units in the building, and five families lived there.
The Ashland Fire Department says none of the neighboring units sustained damage.
The Red Cross is assisting the families affected by the fire.
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