LFD: Belle’s Cocktail House downtown catches fire

Over a dozen Lexington fire trucks are responding to a structure fire in downtown Lexington.

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UPDATE: (5:58 p.m.) — Several crews were on scene of a fire at Belle’s Cocktail House Friday morning.

Lexington Fire says dispatch received around 15 to 20 calls regarding the fire that broke right before 9 a.m.

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The popular rooftop bar is closed indefinitely.

The damage was contained to the rooftop/third floor area only.

Belle’s Facebook page’s post says it hopes to open the first two levels very soon, followed by the rooftop and third floor.

Co-owner Justin Thompson says the pictures he received when the fire first broke out made the situation look a lot worse. He says he was relieved to see it put out so quickly thanks the great effort made by Lexington Fire.

A few streets were closed but have since reopened.

No one was in the building at the time of the fire as Belle’s was closed.

Lexington Fire says one firefighter did suffer a minor injury to his hand, but other than that there were no injuries reported.

The cause of fire is unknown at this time.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Over a dozen Lexington fire trucks are responding to a structure fire in downtown Lexington.

It’s on the corner of Market and Church Street at Belle’s Cocktail House, according to officials.

They responded just before 9 a.m.

The fire department said there were no injuries.

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