|Daily Dispatch: Kentucky News|
|Coroner: 1 person dead after unusual Lexington fire|
|Thu, 17 Jan 2019 06:39:12 -0800|
|One person is dead after fires broke out at a Lexington home.
Firefighters were called to the scene on Radcliffe Road just after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Firefighters said they quickly put out the fire in a detached garage. One person was found dead inside.
They then realized there was a second fire just feet away inside the home.|
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 6:39:12 AM - SOURCE: WDKY-TV
|Nicholasville Family loses pet, home in overnight fire|
|Thu, 17 Jan 2019 06:49:58 -0800|
|One family has lost a pet and their home after a late night fire on Wednesday in the Keene Crossing neighborhood in Nicholasville.
Firefighters were dispatched to a duplex on Woodview Dr. just before midnight. They told FOX 56 two adults and a child was inside when the fire started.
While they were all able to make it out of the home safely, one of their pets did not.|
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 6:49:58 AM - SOURCE: WDKY-TV
|Firefighters respond to fire at Okolona day care|
|Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:59:20 -0800|
|Firefighters responded to a day care fire in Okolona on Wednesday.
Crews were sent to Southside Christian Child Care & Preschool in the 8100 block of Blue Lick Road shortly before 12:30 p.m.
Officials said everyone was evacuated safely. The kids were taken to Home Depot behind the day care.
Blue Lick Road at Preston Highway remains closed while crews work to the clear the scene.|
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 5:59:20 PM - SOURCE: WLKY.com Louisville Channel
|Warren County: Fiscal court approves buying chemical detection unit|
|Wed, 16 Jan 2019 06:09:57 -0800|
|Warren County Emergency Management is upgrading its ability to detect hazardous chemicals, thanks to a grant from the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security.
Warren Fiscal Court, in a 5-0 vote Tuesday with Third District Magistrate Tony Payne absent, approved the purchase of a First Defender Chemical Detection Unit that will replace a 13-year-old unit.|
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 6:09:57 AM - SOURCE: Bowling Green Daily News
|Lexington Fire Department: Crews battle overnight house fire, two pets killed|
|Tue, 15 Jan 2019 05:20:32 -0800|
|Lexington Fire crews say they battled an overnight house fire on Monticello Boulevard that killed two pets.
According to Lexington Fire crews, they arrived on scene at 1:48 a.m. and noticed heavy smoke coming from the rear, and right side of the home.
They say there were three children inside the home at the time, and were safely evacuated.|
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 5:20:32 AM - SOURCE: WTVQ-TV Lexington
|Update: Whitley County firefighters suspect serial arsonist after 4 fires in 2 days|
|Sun, 13 Jan 2019 03:14:43 -0800|
|Area firefighters suspect they may be dealing with a serial arsonist who is targeting abandoned buildings.
Corbin, Oak Grove and Woodbine Fire departments have been called to four such fires since Monday morning.
Early Tuesday morning, Corbin, Oak Grove and Woodbine were called out to separate incidents on Fairview Street, Vine View Drive and Ky.|
- PUB DATE: 1/13/2019 3:14:43 AM - SOURCE: Messenger-Inquirer
|Retired Louisville firefighter details life's work in new book|
|Sun, 13 Jan 2019 07:38:34 -0800|
|A retired Louisville firefighter is now a published author.
Using the notes he took over most of his career, the former assistant fire chief lets readers in on his life's work and why it has little to do with battling flames.
It is a job unlike any other and a responsibility that weighs heavily. "You're affecting the lives of a community of people," Michael Ford, Jr.|
- PUB DATE: 1/13/2019 7:38:34 AM - SOURCE: WDRB-TV Louisville
|HVAC belt causes house fire in Lexington|
|Mon, 14 Jan 2019 03:55:22 -0800|
|Firefighters in Lexington responded to a house fire late Sunday night that they say was caused by an HVAC system overheating.
According to firefighters, a bad HVAC belt caused a system to overheat on Bryan Station Road, which sparked a small fire.
They say no one was hurt and they were able to turn the home over to its owners.|
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2019 3:55:22 AM - SOURCE: WTVQ-TV Lexington
|Winchester man charged with arson after setting his apartment building on fire|
|Fri, 11 Jan 2019 20:11:24 -0800|
|A Winchester man is charged with setting his apartment building on fire.
Court documents say Frank Rayburn pleaded guilty to arson on Wednesday.
The apartment building was on Buckner Street.|
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2019 8:11:24 PM - SOURCE: WTVQ-TV Lexington
|Fire officials: String of suspicious fires destroy five homes in Whitley County|
|Thu, 10 Jan 2019 18:48:05 -0800|
|Firefighters in Whitley County have been busy battling a string of fires that have overtaken at least five homes and buildings.
Investigators say this recent uptick in fires is suspicious because none of the homes were being occupied at the times of the fires. All of the fires have started in the early hours of the morning, according to fire officials.|
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2019 6:48:05 PM - SOURCE: WDKY-TV
|New Alvaton fire station nears end of construction|
|Fri, 11 Jan 2019 06:45:49 -0800|
|A new fire station in the Alvaton Volunteer Fire Department’s coverage area is expected to be operational in March and bring a range of benefits, from better coverage to more favorable home insurance rates for nearby residents.
Mason Hamilton, chief of the Alvaton VFD, said the new fire station, located on Cumberland Trace Road near the Exit 26 interchange with Interstate 65, has been under construction since summer and will likely be finished in the next three weeks.|
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2019 6:45:49 AM - SOURCE: Bowling Green Daily News
|Family of four hospitalized after Montgomery County house fire|
|Thu, 10 Jan 2019 08:45:04 -0800|
|Montgomery County Fire officials say a family of four is in critical condition this morning, after a house fire in Mt. Sterling.
According to Montgomery County Fire officials, they responded just after 12:30 a.m. to a structure fire on Foster Branch Road.
Crews say a unit from a local volunteer station arrived on scene first, and saw heavy fire and smoke coming from the home.|
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2019 8:45:04 AM - SOURCE: WTVQ-TV Lexington
|Kentucky lawmakers unveil school-safety measure|
|Wed, 09 Jan 2019 17:28:01 -0800|
|A statewide school-safety measure touted as the Kentucky legislature's top priority this year was unveiled on Wednesday, nearly a year after two students were killed in a shooting at a rural high school in the state.
The legislation calls for hiring a state school security marshal to bolster oversight of school-safety efforts by local school districts.|
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2019 5:28:01 PM - SOURCE: Lexington Herald-Leader (Kentucky.com)
|EMS officials say patient tried to climb out of Louisville ambulance before violent I-264 crash|
|Wed, 09 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800|
|EMS officials say a patient tried to climb out of the back of an ambulance Monday just before a violent crash sent seven people to the hospital.
The crash took place at about 2:30 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-264 near Bells Lane on a route from a dentist office in the Shawnee neighborhood to Norton Audubon hospital.|
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: wdrb.com
|Corbin Fire Dept. puts out back-to-back fires Tuesday morning|
|Tue, 08 Jan 2019 23:59:57 -0800|
|The Corbin Fire Department says they responded to two separate house fires Tuesday morning.
Firefighters say they responded to the first house just before 3 a.m. on Fairview Street. They say the house was believed to be abandoned.
They say the second house fire happened around 7 a.m.off 16th Street.|
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2019 11:59:57 PM - SOURCE: WTVQ-TV Lexington
|Suspected arson investigation at Camp Climb in Logan County|
|Tue, 08 Jan 2019 18:22:11 -0800|
|Following his arrest and the closure of Camp Climb in Logan County, owner Ben Lamb is now dealing with a sudden fire on his property.
Two days after a destructive fire, smoke, flames and ruble are all that's left of what was once an office, camper, and cabin at Camp Climb.
"I'm very devastating and emotional because that cabin built with my own two hands," said Ben Lamb.|
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2019 6:22:11 PM - SOURCE: WBKO-TV Bowling Green
|Oak Grove, Woodbine firefighters battle house fire on Fifth Street Road|
|Mon, 07 Jan 2019 13:03:37 -0800|
|Oak Grove and Woodbine firefighters spent approximately three hours battling a blaze that destroyed a home on Fifth Street Road Monday morning.
Firefighters were paged to the scene near the Interstate 75 bridge at 4:44 a.m.
“Someone on the interstate saw the flames and called 9-1-1,” said Oak Grove Fire Chief Kevin Gibbs.|
- PUB DATE: 1/7/2019 1:03:37 PM - SOURCE: Corbin News Journal
|Coroner identifies man found dead in Jeffersonville house fire|
|Fri, 04 Jan 2019 08:56:26 -0800|
|A man and a dog died Friday morning in a Jeffersonville house fire, according to officials.
The fire was reported around 5:15 a.m. in the 500 block of Allison Lane, Jeffersonville Fire Department spokesman Justin Ames said.
Reynolds Deaton, 83, was found dead at the scene, Clark County Coroner Billy Scott said.|
- PUB DATE: 1/4/2019 8:56:26 AM - SOURCE: Louisville Courier-Journal
|Dogs and pig save sleeping woman from Bullitt County house fire|
|Sat, 05 Jan 2019 21:04:44 -0800|
|A woman escaped a massive house fire near Shepherdsville Friday night.
Zoneton Fire Department said the call came in around 7:30 p.m. of a fully involved structure fire.
A woman and her two sons lived in the home. The woman was able to escape with no injuries.
“She had three dogs and a pig,” said Zoneton Fire Marshal Kevin Mouton.|
- PUB DATE: 1/5/2019 9:04:44 PM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV NBC 3 Louisville
|Fire at 24th & Market spreads to nearby Louisville home|
|Fri, 04 Jan 2019 11:01:36 -0800|
|Louisville Fire rushed to the scene of a house fire at 24th and Market on Friday afternoon.
The fire was reported around 1:37 p.m. Crews made it to the scene within three minutes, according to LFD.
Flames spread from the one-story residential building to a nearby two-story. Major fire damage was confined to the main fire building with moderate damage to the two-story, according to LFD.|
- PUB DATE: 1/4/2019 11:01:36 AM - SOURCE: WAVE-TV NBC 3 Louisville