UPDATE: Fire Department investigating Lexington house fire as arson

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Fire Department says they are investigating a house fire late Thursday night as an arson.

Firefighters say the fire started just before midnight on the 1st floor of a home on South Limestone.  Investigators say they believe someone got into the building and set a fire.

Firefighters say the building is vacant, and that the fire caused moderate damage to the structure.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Lexington Fire Investigation Bureau at 859-231-5672.

UK Police are advising area residents on the following tips for keeping off-campus neighborhoods safe:

  • If you see something, say something. For emergencies, call 911.
  • Carry a cell phone to be able to call for help in emergencies.
  • In the event that you smell smoke, dial 911 immediately.
  • If you locate a fire, pull a fire alarm and then dial 911. Do NOT attempt to extinguish a fire unless you are properly trained to do so.
  • Anytime a fire alarm is activated, EVACUATE the building immediately.
  • Know the primary and secondary escape routes for each of your locations, should an actual fire occur.

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8:47 a.m.

Lexington firefighters say a fire at an older home gave them fits overnight.

The flames broke out at a home on Limestone and Maxwelton Court.

Firefighters say no one was living at the home, and say the fire started somewhere in the floor, though they’re not sure how.

They report the home was unoccupied and nobody was hurt.

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