Employee Accused Of Setting Fire In Locked Alzheimer's Unit Of Nursing Home

Reported by: Tom Kenny
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 2/25 11:53 pm
A fire at a nursing home in Carlisle wasn't big. 

What was noteworthy was how it started.

The fire chief said a fire started Saturday night in the locked Alzheimer's unit at Johnson Mathers Health Care.

Fire Chief Jim Biddle said the fire was intentionally set by an employee.

Chief Biddle said that same employee put out the fire, which involved trash bags and paper towels.

Chief Biddle said he thought the employee wanted to look like a hero.

No one was hurt in the fire, which remains under investigation.

Kentucky State Police are involved in the probe.
Most Popular
Former Kentucky coach charged with sex abuse
A former western Kentucky high school football coach has been charged with sexual abuse and inducing a minor into a sexual performance.
Police: Vehicle Runs Over Man During Delivery at Paul Miller Ford
According to Lexington Police, a man was working a delivery in the back of Paul Miller Ford when a vehicle rolled over his legs.
Police: Couple Admits to Feeding 4-Year-Old Hot Sauce & Vinegar as Punishment
A mother and her boyfriend have confessed to forcing their four-year-old to eat hot sauce and vinegar as punishment, according to an arrest warrant.
2014 36 Blitz: Bath County Wildcats
Wildcats Aim To Take Two Steps Forward After Step-back in 2013 Video Video
2014 36 Blitz: Corbin Redhounds
Perennial power under new leadership with unlikely connection to the program. Video Video
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.