UPDATE: Sunrise Children’s Services’ activity center catches fire

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UPDATE: DANVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Danville Police Chief Tony Gray confirmed there will be no entrance to Millennium Park from Cunningham Drive, the main entrance to the park.

Gray says if anyone needs to access the park to enter from the fairgrounds side off of U.S. 127, or through the neighborhoods of Lannock Drive and Argyll Woods Drive.

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Crews are still on scene at Sunrise Children’s Services battling the structure fire.

According to the center’s Twitter page, all 27 boys who were in the building have been relocated to a local church. They are contacting family members to let them know the boys are safe.

At this time, the building is believed to be a total loss, says the Advocate-Messenger. More details will be provided when crews have time to assess the damage.

Photo by Ben Kleppinger/bkleppinger@amnews.com

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DANVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ/Advocate-Messenger) – A structure fire at Sunrise Children’s Services broke out Friday afternoon, according to the Danville Advocate-Messenger.

The newspaper says firefighters have been pulled from fighting the fire from inside the building due to unsafe conditions.

According to the Advocate-Messenger, Dale Suttles, president of Sunrise, said it is the activity center that is fully engulfed. He told the paper fire crews are trying to keep it from reaching the campus’ residential cabins.

The Advocate-Messenger says the cabins house 27 children, ages 6 through 18.

Suttles told the newspaper all children have been removed from campus.

He says reports are indicating that the building is destroyed, saying “Just keep us in your prayers. These kids have already been through so much,” according to the paper.

Sunrise Children’s Services is a nonprofit ministry that provides Christ-centered residential and foster care programs for abused, abandoned and victimized children throughout the state.

 

Photo courtesy of The Advocate-Messenger Online.