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

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