Fire damages barbershop and home on Portland Avenue, no injuries reported

Louisville, KY — On Saturday at 4:31 p.m., the Louisville Fire Department responded to a fire at a barbershop located in the 2100 block of Portland Avenue. Upon arrival within three minutes, firefighters discovered that the fire had spread to an adjacent residence, extending into its attic.

Fire crews swiftly deployed hose lines to contain and extinguish the blaze, concurrently conducting search and rescue operations in both affected buildings. Thankfully, all occupants managed to evacuate safely.

The firefighting effort, involving 35 firefighters, lasted 28 minutes before gaining control over the fire. Although there were no reported injuries, one adult and one child were displaced as a result. The Red Cross has stepped in to provide assistance to those affected.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by arson investigators, who are working to determine its origin and circumstances.

Residents are encouraged to stay informed as further details emerge regarding this incident on Portland Avenue.

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