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Fire destroys General Electric centre in Kentucky

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By Euronews
Fire destroys General Electric centre in Kentucky

A fire erupted on Friday morning (April 3) at General Electric’s (GE) Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky, shutting down production at the sprawling manufacturing centre that employs thousands.

The fire broke out in a non-production building, creating huge columns of smoke as more than 100 firefighters battle the blaze.

GE spokeswoman Kim Freeman said there were no known injuries.

She said the building engulfed in flames was used for offices and storage, and is also used by a private supplier distribution center.

News media reported the cause is not yet known.

Freeman said production ceased as firefighters battled the blaze.

GE makes a range of appliances at the facility, including washing machines, dryers, dish washers, refrigerators and water heaters.