Lawsuit filed over fire last week at General Electric's Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky

A lawsuit has been filed against General Electric over a fire at its Appliance Park last week.

The Courier-Journal ( ) says the lawsuit was filed Monday in Jefferson County Circuit Court by a resident who lives near the complex and claims the company was negligent in storing flammable material in its warehouse.

The lawsuit also says residents affected by the order to stay inside suffered harm from "noxious plumes of black smoke" and "excessive amounts of particulate matter."

Plaintiff Alex Ruiz lives 1 ½ miles from the building that caught fire Friday. Ruiz is seeking a class-action lawsuit on behalf of all who live with the shelter-in-place area and anyone else affected by the remnants of the fire.

Derby Industries, which leases space from GE, was also named in the suit.


Information from: The Courier-Journal,