Fire delays printing at Lexington Herald-Leader
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Readers of the Lexington Herald-Leader will be delayed in getting their paper Monday because of a fire at the newspaper’s offices.
Lexington Firefighters responded to the Herald-Leader located off of Midland Avenue and E. Main street around 9:30 Sunday night after reports of smoke from the press room.
ABC 36 was told that the paper has several pressers and one caught on fire.
A dozen employees that were in the newsroom at the time were evacuated, according to the Lexington Fire Department.
The fire chief tells us that there was significant damage to the press that is nearly 50 years old.
It was not made clear how the fire started.
Representatives with the Herald- Leader say they are going to try to use their other pressers to print Monday’s paper.
Nearly 40,000 readers will have their papers delivered later than usual.
The newspaper also told ABC 36 that they have the Courier Journal on standby to help with any of their printing needs.
No injuries were reported in that fire.