Massive Fire Breaks Out at GE's Appliance Park in Kentucky

IndustriesAssociated Press

A fire has erupted at General Electric's Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky, shutting down production at the sprawling manufacturing center that employs thousands.

The fire broke out Friday morning in a nonproduction building, creating huge columns of smoke as more than 100 firefighters battle the blaze.

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(NYSE:GE) spokeswoman Kim Freeman says there are no known injuries.

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

Local media outlets report that the cause is not yet known.

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