Firefighters battle small fire in downtown Lexington


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington firefighters battled a small fire in the middle of downtown Thursday afternoon.

Just after 1:45 p.m., the Lexington Fire Department responded to the 400 block of West Vine Street for the report of a possible structure fire, with flames visible on the roof.

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Upon arrival, fire crews encountered moderate smoke and a small amount of flames coming from the roof of a building that was under demolition.

Fire crews quickly set up an ladder pipe and extinguished the fire. No injuries have been reported.

Fire officials say the fire was in a spot on the roof of one of the buildings being demolished as part of the Convention Center renovation and expansion.

The origin and cause of the fire are under investigation.