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Massive fire tears through GE structure in KY

Four-alarm fire burns at GE Appliance Park
Four-alarm fire burns at GE Appliance Park

A five-alarm fire nearly leveled a structure run by GE in Louisville, Kentucky, Friday morning, according to The Courier-Journal.

The fire at GE Appliance Park prompted local officials to tell residents within a half mile of the site to shelter indoors, the Courier reported.

The Louisville Zoo also closed because of the smoke, local news reported.

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Tom Burch, one of the facility's retired workers, told the paper, "From what I can see, (the building) is totally destroyed."

The building has been evacuated, and no serious injuries have been reported, according to the Courier.