Update: Fire Forces Nicholasville Families From Homes

Reported by: Ellen Bryan
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 1/23 11:25 pm

Several Nicholasville families are without a place to live tonight. Their homes were damaged after an apartment complex fire on North Central Avenue this afternoon.

American Red Cross Disaster Volunteer Rich Conaway said the fire forced around 50 people from their homes.

“Most people in situations like this don't want to leave the house,” Conaway said about people not wanting to leave their apartment because of the bitter cold.

Crews were battling not only a fire, but also the weather.

Firefighters set up a warming shelter and took shifts putting out the fire.

The Red Cross set up temporary warming shelter at the health department.

“We don't want anybody to go without heat. We don't want anybody to go without food. We want to make sure the immediate needs are taken care of,” Conaway said.

“Just being thankful that we're alive, and that it didn't reach our house,” said resident Todd Tichenor.

Red Cross volunteers said families will be out of their homes for around three days.

Share
Most Popular
1 dead, 2 injured in motorcycle club shooting
One man is dead and two others were injured after they were shot at an eastern Kentucky motorcycle club.
Police: Kids Stole Popsicles, Shot At Ice Cream Truck Driver
Lexington Police said a group of juveniles stole from an ice cream truck and shot at the driver. And officers said the same kids later tried to break into a nearby home. Video Video
36 Blitz: Rowan Co. Vikings
Ray Graham Returns To School He Led During Early 80s Stint Video Video
Postal Service issues hot rod envelope
The U.S. Postal Service is offering a commemorative envelope this week in Louisville in honor of the 45th annual Street Rod Nationals.
Parents Protect Daughters During Storm
Four trees fell on a Highland Park home, and the family who lives there was still inside. 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.