Firefighter’s absence felt at station


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The fire was minor but there were still heavy hearts when the Lexington Fire Department went on a run Sunday night.

Units responded to a fire on Radcliff Drive after 10 p.m. and quickly knocked down the small fire.

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Firefighters from Station 8 were on the scene. It’s the company Matt Logsdon is with. Logsdon was diagnosed with stage four cancer last week. He had no idea he had it and immediately began treatment.

Captain Dustin Whited says Logsdon would have been on the fire run with them Sunday night, helping put out the fire. He says Logsdon’s absence is felt by everyone.

“When we’re on duty, we’re constantly thinking about him,” said Captain Dustin Whited. “We’re getting a lot of support. Everybody’s wanting updates and wants to know how he’s doing, what’s going on.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Logsdon. So far, $30,000 has been raised. Among those contributing. Blue Grass Stockyards, which suffered devastating losses after a massive fire last weekend.

The stockyards donated $5,000.