Smoke seen for miles from Blue Grass stockyard fire

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- A fire at Lexington’s Blue Grass stockyards has folks from across central Kentucky seeing smoke for miles.

Lexington firefighters reported heavy smoke and flames from the stockyards with several buildings involved. Periscope video from the official Lexington Fire Department Twitter account allows followers an inside look into the burning structure from a safe distance.

Callers to the ABC 36 Newsroom from around the region have been wondering where the enormous pillar of smoke is coming from while ABC 36 News Crews are fighting to get to the scene. They report traffic at a standstill near downtown and beyond as folks work to get a glimpse of the fire.

The stockyards are on Lisle Industrial Avenue, according to the fire department. Find a link to the fire department’s Periscope account here.

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