Shelter in place issued for area around GE Appliance Park fire

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A shelter in place has been ordered for the area a half-mile around GE Appliance Park after a massive fire broke out Friday morning.

The fire, smoke and debris can be seen for miles. People as far away as Bullitt County have reported seeing smoke.

Live updates from WLKY

There is no word on injuries at this time.

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Shelter in place issued for area around GE Appliance Park fire
@mrmakeithappen821: This was my view of the GE plant fire when I left for work this morning! Right behind my subdivision!!! Prayers needed! #tooclosetohome #GEAppliancePark #GeneralElectric #LouisvilleKy
@garciagolf18: FIre Growing 9:10 AM
More than 120 Louisville Firefighters continue to battle the blaze in building six at the General Electric Appliance Park complex in Louisville, Ky., Friday, April 3, 2015. The fire broke out in a non-production building, creating huge columns of smoke. GE spokeswoman Kim Freeman says there are no known injuries. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
More than 120 Louisville Firefighters continue to battle the blaze in building six at the General Electric Appliance Park complex in Louisville, Ky., Friday, April 3, 2015. The fire broke out in a non-production building, creating huge columns of smoke. GE spokeswoman Kim Freeman says there are no known injuries. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
More than 120 Louisville Firefighters continue to battle the blaze in building six at the General Electric Appliance Park complex in Louisville, Ky., Friday, April 3, 2015. The fire broke out in a non-production building, creating huge columns of smoke. GE spokeswoman Kim Freeman says there are no known injuries. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Massive fire continues to burn. It's spreading to other parts of the building. Injuries unknown. @WLKY http://t.co/tBEXh28eJ8
Impressive smoke cloud in the Highlands from the @GE_Appliances fire. http://t.co/O5r8oidugq
#Photo of the #ominous #GE fire cloud from our front lot. RepairKwik.com #LCD #LED #Plasma #TV #Appliance #iPhone #iPad #Apple #Samsung #Vizio #Sharp #LG #Panasonic #Mitsubishi #Toshiba #Hitachi #Philips #Magnavox #Insignia #WalMart #BestBuy #HHGregg #SamsClub #Costco #SaveMoney 📷 via #BethPowell
GE from our hood. #louisville #fire #ge
Photo claiming to be the inside GE at the very start of the fire. Checked validity best we can. #WAVE3News http://t.co/le0IMP5L9T
More than 120 Louisville Firefighters continue to battle the blaze in building six at the General Electric Appliance Park complex in Louisville, Ky., Friday, April 3, 2015. The fire broke out in a non-production building, creating huge columns of smoke. GE spokeswoman Kim Freeman says there are no known injuries. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Ladder hoses of the Louisville Fire Department continue to battle the blaze in building six at the General Electric Appliance Park complex in Louisville, Ky., Friday, April 3, 2015. The fire broke out in a non-production building, creating huge columns of smoke. GE spokeswoman Kim Freeman says there are no known injuries. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
So the GE Appliance Park in Louisville is on fire right now. http://t.co/mDbTxNDbvc
GE fire smoke view from Hurstbourne Country Club http://t.co/lnUeRAdsP6
The massive GE fire as seen from Bardstown Rd and the Gardiner Lane Shopping Center. Newburgh was closed at Bellarmine due to flooding so I had to find an alternative route to work....
Very grateful my wife was still at home when the fire started at GE..45 minutes later and she would have been there! http://t.co/m27hRRmZjE
GE #fire seen from my office downtown #louisville. http://t.co/iEyPQ8758p
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Appliance Park Up In Smoke #igerslouisville #photooftheday #louisville #explorelouisville #mylouisville #cloudy #smoke #fire #destroyed #ge #amazing #plume #crazy #goodfriday #urbanexploration #kentucky #explore #disaster #firetruck
Smoke is moving north right now. Most of the building has collapsed. #GEfire http://t.co/kyMQMXEL04
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@ebmh1980: Morning Fire #louisville #fire #GE
@kjk2100: This is so bizarre looking. GE's Appliance Park Building 6 on fire this morning. 4 Alarm fire. #GEfire
@st0kedtobehereOut my backdoor this morning. Smoke from the fire at GE plant! As I understand, everyone got out safely.
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Scene photos | Mobile video | Video: Partial building collapse

Firefighters are focusing much of their energy on controlling the fire, but it appears to be growing bigger as the fire spreads throughout the building.

Multiple fire departments have crews on scene to help battle the blaze.

A GE employee says the building was a warehouse used to hold parts and supplies and also had some offices in it.

WLKY has crew on the scene and WLKY.com will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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