Five families homeless in Ashland following overnight fire

Five families are without a home Thursday after an overnight fire destroyed an apartment building in Ashland, Kentucky.
Published: Sep. 28, 2023 at 8:08 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2023 at 6:54 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ/WYMT) - Five families are without a home following an overnight fire at an apartment building.

It happened just before 12:30 Thursday morning in the 1300 block of Beech Street in Ashland.

Firefighters believe it started in the kitchen area of one of the apartments and then spread through a shared attic to the roof.

Officials say there were six units in the building.

No one was injured. The Red Cross is assisting the affected families.