The owners of a Thoroughbred racing club planned in Louisville said their building suffered little to no damage in a fire that broke out on the roof of a downtown building last month.

Mike Schnell, a co-founder of the Louisville Thoroughbred Society, said this week that the blaze did damage a penthouse at the top of the building, but practically zero damage occurred inside the property at 209 E. Main St.

“We were extremely lucky,” Schnell said.

Flames could be seen shooting from the top of the building as crews rushed to the site last month. The fire started on the back side of the roof and was extinguished in about 25 minutes, according to WLKY, Louisville Business First’s media partner. Arson investigators were on scene to determine a cause, saying it could be a lengthy investigation because the building was under construction. A cause has not yet been released.

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