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A fire in a Fort Mitchell apartment building took the life of a dog and left three units with extensive damage Friday night.
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FORT MITCHELL, Ky. -- A fire in a Fort Mitchell apartment building took the life of a dog and left three units with extensive damage Friday night.
The flames began in a top floor unit on the 200 block of General Mitchel Lane, according to the assistant chief of the Fort Mitchell Fire Department.
Fire crews arrived around 7 p.m. They had to use a ladder to reach the blaze, as it was spreading through the roof. By the time crews put the fire out, it had caused extensive damage to three apartments on the left side of the building. There are six homes within the building.
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A dog that lived on the second floor was killed in the fire. The pet was kept in a cage, and it was unable to escape when the flames spread inside that home.
The assistant chief said fire investigators were unclear of the fire's cause. He said there was a man who walked away from the building while crews were putting the flames out, but they did not make contact with him. He was not thought to be a suspect, but investigators hope he can help them determine what caused the fire.
Gladly, nobody was hurt in the fire.