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Crews rescue four from Florence fire

The fire broke out around 8 a.m. in the 7500 block of U.S. 42 (FOX19) The fire broke out around 8 a.m. in the 7500 block of U.S. 42 (FOX19)
FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) -

Frozen fire hydrants caused issues on Wednesday for crews battling a blaze inside a Florence apartment complex.

Heavy smoke and fire could be seen coming from two windows when crews responded around 8 a.m. to the 7500 block of U.S. 42 near Scott Drive, officials say.

Firefighters rescued four residents from balconies with a ladder truck. No injuries were reported.

A week of unusually low temperatures left two hydrants closest to the scene frozen, posing issues for first responders.

“Fortunately one of the other responding units came from the other direction and caught one up the road that was not frozen,” said Captain Kelly Ayler. “It's one of the hazards of the winter.”

The fire originated in a ground-floor apartment and officials say the unit suffered heavy damage. The cause has not been determined.

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