UPDATE: Fire investigators ask for public’s help in business fire

Suspect caught on security camera

UPDATE POSTED 8 a.m. JAN. 27, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington fire investigators are asking the public’s help identifying a possible suspect in a business fire late last month.

At approximately 7:45 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, Lexington Fire crews responded to the At Home store located at 1996 Pavillion Way in Hamburg following a report of smoke in the structure. Upon arrival, fire crews found visible smoke and flames in the store. The store’s sprinkler system activated and contained the fire to the area of origin, the department said.

The business sustained heavy fire, smoke, and water damage. Fire investigators determined the fire was intentionally set.

Investigators are asking the public for assistance in identifying a person of interest in the picture shown here. Anyone with information related to the fire is urged to call Lexington Fire/Arson Investigation Bureau at 859-231-5672, Lexington Police at (859) 258-3600, or email arsontips@lexingtonky.gov. Photos or videos can be texted to (859) 421-0112.

All calls and tips can remain anonymous.

UPDATE POSTED DEC. 29, 2021 AT 11:45 A.M.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fire investigators say a fire that happened at a Lexington store on Tuesday evening was intentionally set.

Lexington Fire Department crews responded to a report of smoke coming from At Home in the Hamburg Pavillion around 7:45 Tuesday evening. According to Jordan Saas, the public information officer and Battalion Chief for the Lexington Fire Department, the scene was cleared and no injuries were reported.

Saas says the fire investigator determined the fire to be incendiary in nature. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information related to the incident is encouraged to contact the Arson Tip Line at 859-231-5672 or email arsontips@lexingtonky.gov.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED DEC. 28, 2021 AT 8:27 P.M.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Fire Department crews responded to a report of smoke coming from a store in the Hamburg Pavillion on Tuesday evening called At Home.

According to Jordan Saas, the public information officer and Battalion Chief for the Lexington Fire Department, fire crews responded to the scene around 7:45 p.m. An evacuation was already in progress when crews arrived and flames were found inside the building, according to Saas.

Fire crews found the building’s sprinkler system had been activated and the fire was contained. Fire crews continue to work to clear the building of smoke.

According to Saas, no injuries were reported. The cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation.

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