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Woman seriously injured in fire at NKY storage building

Fire crews heard the woman’s calls for help only after beginning to battle the blaze
Updated: May. 31, 2021 at 7:50 PM EDT
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KENTON COUNTY, Ky. (FOX19) - Independence firefighters rescued a woman from a burning storage building early Monday morning, six months after a blaze broke out at the same facility.

The fire started shortly before 1:55 a.m. at Cherokee Storage on Taylor Mill Road.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire in the back of the building and made an “aggressive interior attack” which is when they heard calls for help from someone inside.

“Visibility was near zero due to heavy smoke and heat inside was extremely elevated,” a fire department spokesperson said. “The victim was quickly located and found to be incapacitated and losing consciousness.”

Covington Fire EMS took the woman to the hospital where she was listed in serious condition.

No other victims were found.

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