Three people, including a firefighter, were injured when an apartment building on Tates Creek Road caught fire early Friday, according to the Lexington Fire Department.
The fire started at Pinebrook Apartments in the 3600 block of Tates Creek Road, near Armstrong Mill Road. The fire department responded just after 1 a.m., Battalion Chief Jordan Saas said. The fire forced a couple of occupants in the burning apartments to jump from a second-floor balcony, Saas said.
One of the residents who jumped suffered “potentially life-threatening” injuries, Saas said. The other had less severe injuries. The other occupants in the apartments evacuated themselves without injury.
On arrival, firefighters found “a large amount of fire” coming from four of the apartments, he said. One firefighter suffered burns and was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.