Lexington Couple Stops Fire from Spreading

Reported by: Melanie Kendall
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Updated: 3/24 12:16 am

A couple of Solid Blue fans were listening to the game in their car but the missed the last few plays.

“We just turned the radio off,” said Scott Rinehart.

The Rinehart’s were driving down the interstate on their way home from a weekend out of town when they saw smoke.

“They just kind of followed the smoke to the house,” said Major Joe Madden with the Lexington Fire Dept.

The Rinehart’s got off the interstate and drove around the neighborhood.  They nearly left thinking it must have been someone grilling but then Lacy Rinehart saw flames coming off a back porch.

“I'm glad we did because luckily the house itself didn't have flames on it,” said Rinehart who altered the homeowner then called 911.  “We actually had a couple McDonalds sundae cups, we were throwing water on the fire and then the homeowner had the hose up and started spraying the porch until the fire department got here.”

Only the back deck and the outside of the house were torched by flames.

“Anytime the citizens are diligent of fire or any incident, as soon as we can find out, the smaller the incident will be and it really helps limit damage and really saved this house from being more extensively damaged,” said Major Madden.

“She said she was just really thankful and felt really blessed that we stopped. She hadn't seen or heard anything,” said Rinehart about the woman who was inside the home. “I guess we would hope someone would do the same for us.”

Major Madden said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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