Richmond Fire Department specialized training this week
9 hours ago
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Richmond Fire Department specialized training this week

The class will consist of two modules of auto extrication, with the second module comprised of heavy extrication training on tractor trailers, concrete trucks, cars in limited access scenarios, and all offering a high degree of challenge and teamwork.
Man’s body found in burned camper trailer in Kentucky
3 days ago
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Man’s body found in burned camper trailer in Kentucky

Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Major Jeff Hancock says investigators are interviewing persons of interest and have thus not released how the man was killed so as to not compromise the investigation.
UPDATE:  Cause of Lexington townhouse fire released
2 weeks ago
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UPDATE: Cause of Lexington townhouse fire released

The cause of a townhouse fire in Lexington has been ruled accidental.
Fire: Bystander helps man escape from burning home
2 weeks ago
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Fire: Bystander helps man escape from burning home

A bystander stopped to help a man and his animals escape from a burning home, according to the Lexington Fire Department.
Fire damages home in Lexington
2 weeks ago
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Fire damages home in Lexington

Fire damaged a home Friday night on Pasadena Drive in Lexington.
Winchester apartment fire ruled arson, Suspect to be arraigned Monday
3 weeks ago
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Winchester apartment fire ruled arson, Suspect to be arraigned Monday

Winchester Police arrested Billy Ross, 59, after an apartment fire on North Main Street.
Child arrested for setting fire to elementary school
3 weeks ago
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Child arrested for setting fire to elementary school

State police have made an arrest after a fire broke out Friday at an elementary school.
Sunday marks 40th anniversary of Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire
4 weeks ago
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Sunday marks 40th anniversary of Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire

Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire, the third deadliest club fire in U.S. history.
Kentucky park lodge reopens after repairs from fire
1 month ago
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Kentucky park lodge reopens after repairs from fire

A Kentucky park lodge has reopened after repairs from a fire that closed the building in 2015.
Kentucky house fire claims fourth victim
1 month ago
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Kentucky house fire claims fourth victim

Authorities say a boy has died after a house fire in Kentucky that also killed his parents and sister
Nine apartments destroyed in Frankfort fire
1 month ago
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Nine apartments destroyed in Frankfort fire

Several families are without homes after an apartment fire in Frankfort Sunday morning.
Students safe and uninjured after fire on Madison Co. school bus
1 month ago
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Students safe and uninjured after fire on Madison Co. school bus

35 students are safe after a fire broke out in the back of a Madison County school bus Thursday afternoon at it traveled on the Richmond Bypass.
Cigarette may be to blame for hotel fire in Lexington
1 month ago
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Cigarette may be to blame for hotel fire in Lexington

A cigarette may be the cause of a fire that forced an estimated 100 guests from their hotel Wednesday night in Lexington, according to the Lexington Fire Department.
Anderson County firefighters save animals from house fire
1 month ago
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Anderson County firefighters save animals from house fire

An Anderson county family is without a home after theirs burnt to the ground Monday afternoon, but some of their neighbors say they are thankful. That is because the "whole" family is safe.
UPDATE: Former shift manager accused in April fire at Qdoba restaurant
2 months ago
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UPDATE: Former shift manager accused in April fire at Qdoba restaurant

New details are emerging on a fire at the Qdoba Mexican Grill on East Tiverton Way in Lexington back on April 25th.
Fire guts Loudon Avenue home
2 months ago
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Fire guts Loudon Avenue home

Firefighters remain on the scene of a house fire on East Loudon Avenue that broke out Friday morning.
LFD:  Lightning strike blamed for house fire
2 months ago
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LFD: Lightning strike blamed for house fire

A house fire in Lexington Thursday afternoon was caused by a lightning strike, according to the Lexington Fire Department.
Man and dog safe after Lexington house fire
2 months ago
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Man and dog safe after Lexington house fire

A man and his dog are safe Monday night, following a house fire on St. Christopher Dr.
Police: Man arrested for burning a 10-year-old
2 months ago
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Police: Man arrested for burning a 10-year-old

London Police say a man was arrested on Tuesday for setting the shorts of a 10-year-old on fire causing the child to receive 2nd degree burns.
Lexington Fire: Military Pike house fire still under investigation
2 months ago
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Lexington Fire: Military Pike house fire still under investigation

The Lexington Fire Department worked a structure fire in the 4300 block of Military Pike on Tuesday afternoon.
LPD:  Man angry at roommates starts fire in apartment
2 months ago
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LPD: Man angry at roommates starts fire in apartment

Lexington Police say a man admitted he started a fire in an apartment because he was angry at his roommates.
One person rescued from apartment fire in Lexington
2 months ago
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One person rescued from apartment fire in Lexington

One person was taken to the hospital and another was rescued from a fire in Lexington Monday afternoon, according to officials.
Clark County Animal Shelter hoping for restoration soon
2 months ago
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Clark County Animal Shelter hoping for restoration soon

The Clark County Animal Shelter is waiting for some final clearances before restoration of the facility can begin.
KSP investigating fire, death in Anderson Co.
2 months ago
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KSP investigating fire, death in Anderson Co.

Kentucky State Police Arson and Crime Scene investigators are looking for answers after a Lawrenceburg man apparently set him home on fire, getting into his vehicle, and shooting himself.
Fiery crash closes SB I-75 in Rockcastle County
2 months ago
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Fiery crash closes SB I-75 in Rockcastle County

A fiery crash closed all southbound lanes of I-75 in Rockcastle County Tuesday afternoon, according to State Police.
Officials searched the Ky River for missing man
2 months ago
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Officials searched the Ky River for missing man

The Franklin County Sheriff says multiple police and fire agencies spent all afternoon searching the Kentucky River for a missing man.
Clark Co. Animals Shelter needs supplies after fire
2 months ago
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Clark Co. Animals Shelter needs supplies after fire

The Clark County Animal Shelter is asking for donations after a fire.
Small fire in Ohio Street home
3 months ago
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Small fire in Ohio Street home

There was a small fire in a home on Ohio Street in Lexington Tuesday night, according to the Lexington Fire Department.
NWS: Red Flag Warning affects most of Central Kentucky
3 months ago
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NWS: Red Flag Warning affects most of Central Kentucky

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a Red Flag Warning for most of central and south central Kentucky from noon until 8:00 p.m.
80-year-old woman dies in Kentucky house fire
3 months ago
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80-year-old woman dies in Kentucky house fire

Police are investigating a house fire that left an 80-year-old woman dead.
LFD:  Investigating to see if house fire caused by lightning strike
3 months ago
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LFD: Investigating to see if house fire caused by lightning strike

The Lexington Fire Department is looking into whether a house fire was caused by a lightning strike Wednesday night.
UPDATE: Man found dead following house fire identified
3 months ago
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UPDATE: Man found dead following house fire identified

A Pulaski County man who was found dead in a home Tuesday following a house fire has been identified.
Scott Co. Sheriff recovering after accidental shooting
3 months ago
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Scott Co. Sheriff recovering after accidental shooting

Scott County Sheriff Tony Hampton is in fair condition at UK Hospital after accidentally shooting himself at his home.
Rabbit Hash General Store open again after devastating fire
3 months ago
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Rabbit Hash General Store open again after devastating fire

The landmark Rabbit Hash General Store is now open once again.
Kentucky drivers warned of travel impacts in Georgia
3 months ago
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Kentucky drivers warned of travel impacts in Georgia

With Fayette County and several other school districts observing spring break next week, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) alerts motorists of closures on I-85 near the Piedmont Road roadway in Atlanta, Georgia.
House fire displaces family of nine
3 months ago
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House fire displaces family of nine

A Lexington family is displaced, after a fire caused extensive damage to their home.
No injuries after Frankfort truck fire
3 months ago
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No injuries after Frankfort truck fire

The Franklin Co. Sheriff's office says no injuries reported after a truck caught on fire Monday morning.
One dead after McCreary Co. house fire
3 months ago
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One dead after McCreary Co. house fire

Kentucky State Police say a man is dead after a house fire broke out just after midnight Saturday morning in the Pine Knot community of McCreary County.
Driver killed in fiery crash
3 months ago
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Driver killed in fiery crash

COLUMBIA, Ky. (WTVQ) – A person is killed in an early morning collision in Adair County. According to Kentucky State Police, the crash happened just before 2 a.m. on Sunday morning at Ky 55 and Ky 551. They say a truck heading north struck a guardrail, and then that vehicle caught fire. Authorities report that […]
Structure fire in Richmond
3 months ago
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Structure fire in Richmond

A large structure fire broke out this morning in Richmond.
Georgetown hosts fundraiser for staff of restaurant destroyed in fire
3 months ago
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Georgetown hosts fundraiser for staff of restaurant destroyed in fire

Dozens of people gathered Saturday behind City Hall in Georgetown to raise money for the staff at Red State Taps.
KSP: One dead in Pike Co. house fire
3 months ago
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KSP: One dead in Pike Co. house fire

Kentucky State Police say one person has died after a house fire in the Island Creek community of Pike County early Thursday morning.
Georgetown restaurant a complete loss after early morning fire
3 months ago
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Georgetown restaurant a complete loss after early morning fire

Firefighters say a fire gutted a Georgetown restaurant early Thursday morning.
2 get out of Lexington house fire safely
3 months ago
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2 get out of Lexington house fire safely

2 people were able to exit their home safely after a fire broke out, according to Lexington police.
UK teaches ways to “party smart” before NCAA celebrations
3 months ago
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UK teaches ways to “party smart” before NCAA celebrations

As the Cats continue preparing for the Sweet Sixteen, so too are the students and staff on campus. As part of those preparations, students are learning how to host safe parties.
Furnace catches fire in London plant
3 months ago
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Furnace catches fire in London plant

No damage reported, after a small fire is quickly put out at a London business.
RFD: One displaced after apartment fire in downtown Richmond
3 months ago
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RFD: One displaced after apartment fire in downtown Richmond

According to the Richmond Fire Department, one person has been displaced after his apartment caught fire around 4:00 a.m. Friday morning.
Family escapes Scott Co. fire; home destroyed
3 months ago
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Family escapes Scott Co. fire; home destroyed

A family of three are safe, but without a home after a house fire in Scott County early Thursday morning.
UPDATE: Fire Department calls fire at Peddler’s Mall arson
3 months ago
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UPDATE: Fire Department calls fire at Peddler’s Mall arson

The Lexington Fire Department says an investigation into a fire Monday night at the Peddler's Mall in Lexington found that the fire was intentionally set.
Lexington Fire Dept. calls house fire suspicious
4 months ago
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Lexington Fire Dept. calls house fire suspicious

Firefighters say a house fire in the 500 block of 7th Street caused significant damage to the back of the home.
Teen who beat brain tumor gets to be cop for a day
4 months ago
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Teen who beat brain tumor gets to be cop for a day

A Leestown Middle School student is enjoying a very special birthday on Monday, living out his dream job as he hits 13 years old.
Lexington fire safety ranking joins best in nation
4 months ago
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Lexington fire safety ranking joins best in nation

Lexington is one of only 241 fire departments in the country, and one of only eight in Kentucky, to attain the Class 1 status from the organization, scoring 99.34 points out of a possible 105.5.
Duplex damaged by fire, two families displaced
4 months ago
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Duplex damaged by fire, two families displaced

Two families were displaced Tuesday morning after a fire damaged a duplex in downtown Lexington.
2 dead, 2 injured in eastern Kentucky house fire
4 months ago
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2 dead, 2 injured in eastern Kentucky house fire

Officials say two women have died and two adults were injured in an early morning house fire in eastern Kentucky.
Family hopes for fresh start after Fayette County brush fire
4 months ago
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Family hopes for fresh start after Fayette County brush fire

Tuesday evening's rain comes as a blessing to a family whose Fayette County farm land quickly burnt up in a brush fire Tuesday evening.
Miss Kentucky USA runner-up pleads not guilty to bed fire
4 months ago
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Miss Kentucky USA runner-up pleads not guilty to bed fire

Miss Kentucky USA runner-up has pleaded not guilty to an arson charge, accused of setting her roommate's bed on fire at an apartment complex near the University of Louisville.
70-year-old Kentucky man found dead in burned home
4 months ago
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70-year-old Kentucky man found dead in burned home

Kentucky State Police say a 70-year-old southeastern Kentucky man has been found dead inside a home that burned.
KSP investigating death in McCreary Co.
4 months ago
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KSP investigating death in McCreary Co.

Kentucky State Police are investigating after the body of a man was found in a home after a fire on Childers Ridge Road in McCreary County.
KY Div. of Forestry: Spring Forest Fire Season opens
4 months ago
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KY Div. of Forestry: Spring Forest Fire Season opens

The Spring Forest Fire Season, which begins today and lasts until April 30, is in effect in every Kentucky county.
Apartment fire in Mount Vernon
4 months ago
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Apartment fire in Mount Vernon

The Mount Vernon Fire Department says they worked a structure fire at Mount Vernon Heights apartments complex Monday night.
Firefighters make short work of Mt. Vernon apartment fire
4 months ago
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Firefighters make short work of Mt. Vernon apartment fire

Firefighters with the Brodhead Fire Department were able to quickly knock down a fire at an apartment complex in Mount Vernon.
Firefighters carry memory of Lt. Brenda Cowan 13-years later
4 months ago
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Firefighters carry memory of Lt. Brenda Cowan 13-years later

For many on the Lexington Fire Department, there isn't a day that goes by without them thinking of their fallen colleague, Lt. Brenda Cowan.
Lexington Fire Department to Recognize Letter Carrier
5 months ago
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Lexington Fire Department to Recognize Letter Carrier

Fire Department officials will recognize USPS Letter Carrier Gerald Patrick for his efforts in alerting a resident on Deauville Drive of a fire in the back of the home.
No Injuries in Fire at Campbellsville University
5 months ago
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No Injuries in Fire at Campbellsville University

A fire that damaged a sports facility at Campbellsville University has been extinguished, and no injuries were reported.
Fire Dept. Knocks Down Lexington Home Fire
5 months ago
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Fire Dept. Knocks Down Lexington Home Fire

Firefighters sprung into action on Tuesday after a fire broke out at a home on Dardanelles Drive.
Apartment Fire Forces Tenants From Their Homes
5 months ago
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Apartment Fire Forces Tenants From Their Homes

A fire forced tenants of an apartment building in Lexington to temporarily find somewhere else to live.
UPDATE: Victim in Fatal Casey Co. Fire Identified
5 months ago
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UPDATE: Victim in Fatal Casey Co. Fire Identified

Kentucky State Police say they have identified a woman who died in a fire early Sunday morning in Casey County.
Barn Destroyed in Sunday Morning Fire
5 months ago
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Barn Destroyed in Sunday Morning Fire

The Lexington Fire Department says a barn is a total loss after a fire broke out around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.
Officials Investigating Cause of Richmond Business Fire
5 months ago
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Officials Investigating Cause of Richmond Business Fire

Investigators with the Richmond Fire Department are still trying to determine the cause of a fire Friday afternoon at Journey Auto and Boats Sales on Automotive Drive.
Afternoon House Fire Kills Dog
5 months ago
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Afternoon House Fire Kills Dog

A fire caused sever damage to a home off Kenton Street in Lexington around 3 p.m. on Thursday.
Winchester Fire Dept. Knocks Down Apartment Fire
5 months ago
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Winchester Fire Dept. Knocks Down Apartment Fire

Fire crews are on the scene of a fire at an apartment complex in Winchester.
DEVELOPING: Muir Station Shut Down Due to Barn Fire
5 months ago
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DEVELOPING: Muir Station Shut Down Due to Barn Fire

Traffic Management in Lexington says that Muir Station Road is closed at Bryan Station Road due to a barn fire on Muir Station near Wilson Lake Lane.
Winchester PD: Man Set Apartment on Fire to Get Visitors to Leave
5 months ago
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Winchester PD: Man Set Apartment on Fire to Get Visitors to Leave

Police in Winchester have arrested a man they say lit a fire at an apartment building on Buckner Street at about 2:00 a.m. Friday morning.
UPDATE: Coroner ID’s Victims in Rowan Co. Shooting, Fire
6 months ago
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UPDATE: Coroner ID’s Victims in Rowan Co. Shooting, Fire

The Rowan Co. Coroner has released the identification of three people who died in Morehead after a man barricaded himself in a home and injured a deputy while exchanging gunfire with law enforcement.
Mother and Son Die in Elizabethtown Fire
6 months ago
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Mother and Son Die in Elizabethtown Fire

Fire officials in Elizabethtown say a woman and her son have died in a weekend house fire.
Longtime Anderson County Firefighter Dies
6 months ago
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Longtime Anderson County Firefighter Dies

The Anderson News is reporting tonight a county firefighter, 39-year-old Stephen Baker, has died after an illness.
Fire: Three Escape House Fire in Nicholasville
6 months ago
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Fire: Three Escape House Fire in Nicholasville

Three people are safe after escaping a house fire on Friday morning in Nicholasville, according to officials.
Fire Damages Home on Healy Lane
6 months ago
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Fire Damages Home on Healy Lane

Firefighters in Lexington aren't sure what started a fire at a home on Healy Lane in Lexington Wednesday afternoon.
Crash Over The Weekend In Anderson Co. Leaves Two Dead
6 months ago
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Crash Over The Weekend In Anderson Co. Leaves Two Dead

Officials say two people died after a fiery crash in Anderson County on Saturday night.
Rabbit Hash General Store on track to reopen in 2017
6 months ago
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Rabbit Hash General Store on track to reopen in 2017

Work is progressing toward the reopening this year of a northern Kentucky landmark that was destroyed by fire.
Equipment Sparks Blamed for House Fire in Lexington
6 months ago
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Equipment Sparks Blamed for House Fire in Lexington

The Lexington Fire Department says a house suffered minor smoke damage after sparks from a grinder caused flames to erupt.
Fire Department Credits Alarms, Sprinklers for Quick Apt. Fire Knockdown
6 months ago
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Fire Department Credits Alarms, Sprinklers for Quick Apt. Fire Knockdown

The Lexington Fire Department was able to make quick work of a fire at an apartment complex on Larkin Road, that caused dozens of residents to evacuate.
Historic Sardis Cemetery Church Destroyed in Fire
6 months ago
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Historic Sardis Cemetery Church Destroyed in Fire

The Rowan Co. Sheriff's Office says that the historic Sardis Cemetery Church in Morehead was completely destroyed in a fire Monday afternoon.
Firefighters Put Out Attic Fire on Whitney Avenue
6 months ago
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Firefighters Put Out Attic Fire on Whitney Avenue

Lexington firefighters say they put out an attic fire Thursday night. It happened around 9:45 on Whitney Avenue.
2 Critically Injured in Central City Fire
6 months ago
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2 Critically Injured in Central City Fire

Kentucky State Police are investigating a house fire that sent two people to the hospital in critical condition.
Lexington Announces City Will Hire More 911 Operators
6 months ago
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Lexington Announces City Will Hire More 911 Operators

After its response time to a weekend barn fire came under critique, Lexington has announced its E911 service will hire more phone operators. The new staff members will handle non-emergency calls. According to the city, those calls make up about 53% of calls to the E911 Center. The hope is specifically tasking people with answering those calls should keep 911 operators free to answer emergencies. It is something Mercury Equine Center owner Eric Reed says comes too late for him.
Lexington Horse Community Rallies Around Victims of Barn Fire
6 months ago
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Lexington Horse Community Rallies Around Victims of Barn Fire

In fires like the one that burned a barn at Mercury Equine Center to the ground this weekend, the Lexington horse community has traditionally banded together to help. Fundraising efforts are already underway to help the center.
Fire Dept., City Looking into Response Time in Lexington Barn Fire
6 months ago
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Fire Dept., City Looking into Response Time in Lexington Barn Fire

Eric Reed, the owner of Mercury Farm, says he thinks more horses could have been saved in a weekend barn fire if the fire department had arrived sooner.
One Dead After Lewis Co. House Fire
6 months ago
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One Dead After Lewis Co. House Fire

Kentucky State Police says one woman has died after a house fire on Old Trace Creek in Lewis County.
Home Destroyed in Laurel County Fire
6 months ago
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Home Destroyed in Laurel County Fire

Fire has destroyed a home in Laurel County. Firefighters say the big winds from Saturday's thunderstorms made it difficult to stop the fire.
Neighbors Help Families After Fire Destroys Home
6 months ago
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Neighbors Help Families After Fire Destroys Home

People in Jessamine County are helping one of their neighbors after fire destroyed a duplex Friday morning.
Elderly Woman Dies After House Fire in Winchester
6 months ago
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Elderly Woman Dies After House Fire in Winchester

The Winchester Fire Department worked a fatal house fire on Navajo Trail Thursday.
Man Dies in House Fire in Kentucky
7 months ago
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Man Dies in House Fire in Kentucky

Kentucky State Police say a man has died in a house fire in Harlan County.
U-Haul Crash and Fire Leaves One Dead
7 months ago
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U-Haul Crash and Fire Leaves One Dead

In Warren County, State Police and local fire departments say a U-Haul trailer crashed and caught on fire while travelling south on I-65 around 11 p.m. Saturday night.
Fire Kills One in Harlan County
7 months ago
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Fire Kills One in Harlan County

A Sunday afternoon fire in Harlan County has killed one person, according to Kentucky State Police.
One Dead in Floyd County Fire
7 months ago
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One Dead in Floyd County Fire

Officials say a fire killed one person Sunday afternoon in Floyd County.
Lincoln County Family’s Home Destroyed by Fire Just Before Holidays
7 months ago
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Lincoln County Family’s Home Destroyed by Fire Just Before Holidays

A Lincoln County Family is without a home for the holidays.
2 Die in Elliott Co. House Fire
7 months ago
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2 Die in Elliott Co. House Fire

Kentucky State Police are investigating after two people died in a house fire early Wednesday morning.
Greenbo Lake lodge set to reopen around Memorial Day
7 months ago
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Greenbo Lake lodge set to reopen around Memorial Day

The Greenbo Lake State Resort Park lodge is expected to reopen around Memorial Day after undergoing renovations following a fire last year.
Three Former Volunteer Firefighters Among Six Charged with Arson
7 months ago
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Three Former Volunteer Firefighters Among Six Charged with Arson

In Brownsville, six people, including three volunteer firefighters, have been charged with arson.
Bourbon County Family in Pigeon Forge During Wildfires
7 months ago
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Bourbon County Family in Pigeon Forge During Wildfires

A Central Kentucky family is thankful they made it out of East Tennessee during the wildfires.
Suspect in deadly Winchester apartment fire gets decade in prison
7 months ago
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Suspect in deadly Winchester apartment fire gets decade in prison

According to a report from The Winchester Sun newspaper, Jackie Hisle Jr., the man who caused a fire in a 10-unit apartment in Winchester, killing three people will spend 10 years in prison.
UPDATE: Death Toll From Tennessee Wildfires Rises to 13
7 months ago
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UPDATE: Death Toll From Tennessee Wildfires Rises to 13

Tennessee mayor says that the death toll from wildfires earlier this week has increased to 10.
Man arrested, charged with arson after Richmond fire
7 months ago
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Man arrested, charged with arson after Richmond fire

Police in Richmond say they've arrested and charged a man accused of starting a fire at Robinson Terrace this week.
Lexington First Responders Planning Relief Trip in Tennessee
7 months ago
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Lexington First Responders Planning Relief Trip in Tennessee

First responders in Lexington are collecting supplies to help with relief efforts in the Gatlinburg, Tennessee area.
KSP: ATV, Truck, Trailer Fire Being Investigated as Arson
7 months ago
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KSP: ATV, Truck, Trailer Fire Being Investigated as Arson

Arson investigators are looking into a fire that occurred at a home on Knifley Road in Adair County.
House fire claims life of 40-year-old Louisville man
7 months ago
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House fire claims life of 40-year-old Louisville man

Authorities in Louisville say a 40-year-old man has died in a house fire.
UPDATE: KY Div. of Forestry: Fires Decreased in State
7 months ago
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UPDATE: KY Div. of Forestry: Fires Decreased in State

The Kentucky Division of Forestry says that fires in the Southeast Region have decreased to a point that local resources will be able to manage them through the rest of the fall forest hazard season.
Family looking for cat after Sunday night fire
7 months ago
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Family looking for cat after Sunday night fire

A fire broke out Sunday night on Prairie Circle in Lexington.
High Winds Cause Safety Concerns for Crews Fighting Wildfires
7 months ago
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High Winds Cause Safety Concerns for Crews Fighting Wildfires

Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) and Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) officials urge citizens in, or near, the areas impacted by wildfires to be prepared to take immediate action. Being ready for a wildfire could save your property or save your life!
Record warmth, gusty winds & high fire danger Friday
7 months ago
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Record warmth, gusty winds & high fire danger Friday

Skies will be mostly sunny today with record warmth expected, winds will occasionally gust over 30 miles per hour resulting in dangerous fire conditions
Officials Urge Emergency Preparedness During Wildfires
7 months ago
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Officials Urge Emergency Preparedness During Wildfires

Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) and Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) officials urge citizens in, or near, the areas impacted by wildfires to be prepared to take immediate action.
Plenty of sunshine & unseasonably warm
7 months ago
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Plenty of sunshine & unseasonably warm

Sunny skies and unseasonable warm temperatures expected Thursday, in fact temps will be roughly 20° above average in the middle 70's
Veteran’s Home Destroyed in Georgetown Fire
8 months ago
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Veteran’s Home Destroyed in Georgetown Fire

A Vietnam-era Air Force veteran's home was completely destroyed in a fire early Friday morning in Georgetown.
Woman Rescued From Nicholasville House Fire
8 months ago
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Woman Rescued From Nicholasville House Fire

The Jessamine County Fire District says a woman was rescued from a house fire.
Wildfires Continue, More Counties Under Burn Ban
8 months ago
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Wildfires Continue, More Counties Under Burn Ban

Dry conditions and an increase in the number of forest fires has prompted the Kentucky Division of Forestry to urge several communities to wait until conditions change before doing any outdoor burning.
Sheriff: Brother & Sister’s Fight Ends With Fire Started in Home
8 months ago
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Sheriff: Brother & Sister’s Fight Ends With Fire Started in Home

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says that a woman is behind bars after she started a fire in response to a fight she had with her brother.
UPDATE: London Firefighters Return to Fire Scene
8 months ago
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UPDATE: London Firefighters Return to Fire Scene

The London Fire Department says it was back Tuesday on the scene of a fire that destroyed hay and farm equipment.
Laurel Deputies: Business Catches Fire, Smoke Seen For Miles
8 months ago
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Laurel Deputies: Business Catches Fire, Smoke Seen For Miles

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says smoke could be seen for miles Monday night because of a fire at a business.
Arrest Made After Fire At Lexington Adult Day Care Facility
8 months ago
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Arrest Made After Fire At Lexington Adult Day Care Facility

Firefighters are assessing the damage at a Lexington adult day care center after the facility caught fire Monday afternoon, on the center's very first day of business.
Laurel County Sheriff Investigating Arson on Tobacco Farm
8 months ago
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Laurel County Sheriff Investigating Arson on Tobacco Farm

The Laurel County Sheriff's office is working on an arson case.
Lafayette’s Playoff Game to Resume Saturday After Power Outage
8 months ago
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Lafayette’s Playoff Game to Resume Saturday After Power Outage

Lafayette High School's football playoff game with Butler will resume Saturday after power failure Friday night.
UPDATE: Gov. Bevin Declares State of Emergency, Fire Restrictions Implemented
8 months ago
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UPDATE: Gov. Bevin Declares State of Emergency, Fire Restrictions Implemented

In the wake of numerous wildland fires burning around the state, Governor Matt Bevin has declared a statewide emergency.
Fire Dept. Battles Barn Fire on Elkchester Road
8 months ago
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Fire Dept. Battles Barn Fire on Elkchester Road

Firefighters with the Lexington Fire Department are on the scene of a barn fire on Elkchester Road in Lexington.
Fire breaks out in Mt. Sterling hospital
8 months ago
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Fire breaks out in Mt. Sterling hospital

Firefighters say a fire broke out in a patient's room at Saint Joseph East hospital in Mt. Sterling Tuesday night.
Dump truck catches fire in Mount Vernon
8 months ago
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Dump truck catches fire in Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Firefighters say the cab of a dump truck is a total loss after the vehicle caught fire at around 11:00 a.m. on Monday. The Mount Vernon Fire Department says it happened in front of the PBK Bank on West main Street. Two engines were dispatched to the scene. No injuries […]
Firefighters contain flames in London apartment fire
8 months ago
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Firefighters contain flames in London apartment fire

The London Fire Department was able to keep a fire from spreading through an apartment building on Monday.
Firefighters make quick work of couch fire at Lexington motel
8 months ago
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Firefighters make quick work of couch fire at Lexington motel

Firefighters say they charged their water hoses, but didn't even have to turn them on after a small fire broke out at a Lexington motel.
Louisville man dies in house fire
8 months ago
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Louisville man dies in house fire

A coroner says a Louisville man has died in a fire at his home.
Fire destroys Frankfort business
9 months ago
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Fire destroys Frankfort business

Investigators are looking into a large fire that destroyed a Frankfort business.
LFD:  Man had fire under control before firefighters arrived
9 months ago
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LFD: Man had fire under control before firefighters arrived

Lexington firefighters say a homeowner had a fire under control by the time they arrived Tuesday night.
Mt. Sterling market partially collapses in early morning fire
9 months ago
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Mt. Sterling market partially collapses in early morning fire

Neighbor Melissa Whitt says, "I seen it on fire and it really scared me. I mean it's just devastating. She woke up to the smell of smoke only to find her neighborhood store already up in flames.
Mount Sterling business destroyed in early morning fire
9 months ago
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Mount Sterling business destroyed in early morning fire

The Montgomery Fire Department is investigating a fire that destroyed Rayburn's Market in Mount Sterling Sunday morning.
Firefighters battling fire at hotel on Athens-Boonesboro Road
9 months ago
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Firefighters battling fire at hotel on Athens-Boonesboro Road

Lexington firefighters battled a fire Friday night at a hotel on Athens-Boonesboro Road, according to the Lexington Fire Department's Incident Status website and callers to the ABC 36 newsroom.
Death investigation underway after fatal house fire in Pulaski Co.
9 months ago
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Death investigation underway after fatal house fire in Pulaski Co.

The Pulaski County Coroner says an 87-year-old man was found dead inside a home after a fire along HWY 635 in Science Hill Tuesday morning.
People escape house fire in Irvine
9 months ago
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People escape house fire in Irvine

Everyone in a home that caught fire escaped late Saturday night in Irvine, according to firefighters.
One dead after Whitley Co. house fire
9 months ago
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One dead after Whitley Co. house fire

A fire early Tuesday morning in Whitley County has claimed one life.
Fire at Boyd Orchards in Woodford County
9 months ago
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Fire at Boyd Orchards in Woodford County

Fire crews are battling a fire at Boyd Orchards in Woodford County, according to emergency dispatchers.
Florence home catches fire after hoverboard explosion
9 months ago
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Florence home catches fire after hoverboard explosion

A hoverboard explosion Tuesday night set a Florence home on fire.
LFD: Good Samaritan calls in house fire on Sherman Avenue, animals safe
9 months ago
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LFD: Good Samaritan calls in house fire on Sherman Avenue, animals safe

A woman, along with her dogs and cats, are safe after a fire at a home on Sherman Avenue.
Fire reported at Qdoba Restaurant in Richmond
10 months ago
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Fire reported at Qdoba Restaurant in Richmond

A fire was reported at a Qudoba Restaurant on Leighway Drive in Richmond Monday afternoon, according to Madison County Emergency dispatchers.
Fire at apartment complex in Lexington
10 months ago
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Fire at apartment complex in Lexington

Fire was contained to one unit at Arbor View Apartments on Royalty Court in Lexington Wednesday night, according to Lexington firefighters.
University of Kentucky reminds students about safety
10 months ago
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University of Kentucky reminds students about safety

The University of Kentucky reminded students to be safe on Tuesday.
Lincoln Co. home destroyed in morning fire
10 months ago
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Lincoln Co. home destroyed in morning fire

A Lincoln County woman will return home this Labor Day to find no home.
Rebuilding the Blue Grass Stockyards
10 months ago
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Rebuilding the Blue Grass Stockyards

Construction has started on the new Blue Grass Stockyards facility after its original Lexington location caught fire.
Man dies from injuries suffered in fire
10 months ago
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Man dies from injuries suffered in fire

A 60-year old man has died from injuries suffered in a house fire on Monday in Franklin County.
Overnight fire damages Lexington home
10 months ago
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Overnight fire damages Lexington home

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a home on Greenwood Avenue in Lexington overnight.
Fire truck and cement mixer collide
10 months ago
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Fire truck and cement mixer collide

Friday afternoon rush hour traffic was snarled in Franklin County when a Harrods cement mixer collided with a fire truck that was on an emergency run, according to investigators.
Bevin removes ABC commissioner, citing ‘lost confidence’
10 months ago
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Bevin removes ABC commissioner, citing ‘lost confidence’

Gov. Matt Bevin has removed the commissioner of the state Alcoholic Beverage Commission that he appointed just five months ago.
About 50 evacuated after small fire on Corporate Drive
10 months ago
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About 50 evacuated after small fire on Corporate Drive

Office workers are back at their desks after being evacuated from their building Tuesday afternoon.
KSP investigates after fatal house fire in Magoffin Co.
11 months ago
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KSP investigates after fatal house fire in Magoffin Co.

Kentucky State Police are investigating after a house fire in Magoffin County left one person dead.
UPDATE: Fire Department investigating Lexington house fire as arson
11 months ago
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UPDATE: Fire Department investigating Lexington house fire as arson

The Lexington Fire Department says they are investigating a house fire late Thursday night as an arson.
Fire at Ramada Inn in Lexington
11 months ago
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Fire at Ramada Inn in Lexington

More than a dozen fire units from the Lexington Fire Department responded late Wednesday evening to the Ramada Inn on North Broadway, according to the department's online incident status page.
Lexington leaders ride the bus to school with students
11 months ago
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Lexington leaders ride the bus to school with students

Some bus riders in Fayette County were greeted by community leaders Wednesday morning for the first day back to school.
Firefighters: Richmond Family Dollar fire is suspicious
11 months ago
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Firefighters: Richmond Family Dollar fire is suspicious

Firefighters describe a fire at Family Dollar in Richmond as suspicious.
Danville Business catches fire
11 months ago
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Danville Business catches fire

The Danville Fire Department responded to a fire at Bluegrass Pizza and Sub on Tuesday afternoon.
Madisonville PD: Suspected arsonist caught himself on fire
11 months ago
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Madisonville PD: Suspected arsonist caught himself on fire

Police in western Kentucky need help catching a couple of arsonists, after surveillance video catches one of the suspects accidentally setting himself on fire
Richmond is getting “fired up”
11 months ago
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Richmond is getting “fired up”

About 30 fire hydrants are being painted to beautify the downtown area and help support nearby businesses.
Police: Woman found in burning home was shot twice
11 months ago
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Police: Woman found in burning home was shot twice

Authorities say a woman whose body was removed from a house fire in Calloway County was shot twice with a shotgun before the fire was intentionally set.
Authorities: 2 found dead after western Kentucky house fire
11 months ago
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Authorities: 2 found dead after western Kentucky house fire

The Kentucky State Police are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were discovered after a house fire in western Kentucky.
Family loses home in Anderson Co. fire
11 months ago
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Family loses home in Anderson Co. fire

The Anderson Co. Fire Department says a family's home is a total loss after battling a fire on Sea Ridge Road.
Man accused in Mulberry Dr. fire to appear in court Monday
11 months ago
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Man accused in Mulberry Dr. fire to appear in court Monday

A man accused of setting fire to a home in Lexington will appear in front of a judge Monday.
UPDATE: Police questioning man after house fire
12 months ago
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UPDATE: Police questioning man after house fire

Lexington police say a man is being questioned in a suspected arson.
One dead after fire in Harlan Co.
12 months ago
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One dead after fire in Harlan Co.

Kentucky State Police are investigating a fire in Harlan Co. that took the life of one man.
Old Friends Farm barn nearly finished
12 months ago
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Old Friends Farm barn nearly finished

Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Scott County has a new facility.
Hopkinsville building unsafe after Wednesday night fire
12 months ago
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Hopkinsville building unsafe after Wednesday night fire

Hopkinsville firefighters say an over 100-year-old building could fall down at any minute after a fire Wednesday night.
Boyle community mourns death of former fire chief
12 months ago
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Boyle community mourns death of former fire chief

The Boyle County community is mourning the death of Brian "Scotty" Sexton. He's the former deputy fire chief in Danville and chief in Burgin.
Sleeping man wakes up to fire in his bedroom
12 months ago
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Sleeping man wakes up to fire in his bedroom

Firefighters say a man woke up to a smoke alarm going off in his home and realized there was a fire in his bedroom.
Teen escapes fiery crash uninjured, car destroyed
12 months ago
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Teen escapes fiery crash uninjured, car destroyed

A car was totally destroyed in a fiery Thursday morning crash on HWY 205 in Morgan Co.
Severe damage after house fire in Lexington
12 months ago
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Severe damage after house fire in Lexington

Firefighters say they haven't yet determined the cause of a fire that caused extensive damage to a Lexington home on Wednesday.
Lexington Fire Department rescues three cats from fire
12 months ago
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Lexington Fire Department rescues three cats from fire

Lexington firefighters put out a house fire Monday afternoon on Niles Drive.
Officials urge fire safety during holiday
12 months ago
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Officials urge fire safety during holiday

The Fourth of July is a time for celebration but officials are urging you stay safe.
Fire burns Woodford County home
1 year ago
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Fire burns Woodford County home

A fire broke out in a Woodford County home Thursday night, forcing a family out.
Lightning may be to blame for business fire in Campbellsville
1 year ago
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Lightning may be to blame for business fire in Campbellsville

Investigators say a lightning strike may be to blame for a fire at H & W Sport Shop on Central Avenue in downtown Campbellsville.
LFD:  Lightning believed to be cause of house fire
1 year ago
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LFD: Lightning believed to be cause of house fire

Fire investigators believe lightning is the cause of a house fire on Richmond Road in Lexington Thursday evening.
House gutted after fire on Forest Cove Lane
1 year ago
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House gutted after fire on Forest Cove Lane

Firefighters say a home on Forest Cove Lane was totally gutted in an early morning fire on Thursday.
Fire delays printing at Lexington Herald-Leader
1 year ago
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Fire delays printing at Lexington Herald-Leader

Readers of the Lexington Herald-Leader will be delayed in getting their paper Monday because of a fire at the newspaper's offices.
Kentucky State Police: 2 die in 2 separate residential fires
1 year ago
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Kentucky State Police: 2 die in 2 separate residential fires

Kentucky State Police say two people have died in two separate residential fires.
Fire in Pike Co. kills one
1 year ago
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Fire in Pike Co. kills one

Kentucky State Police are investigating a house fire in Feds Creek that took the life of one person.
Fire forces evacuation of Lexington apartment building
1 year ago
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Fire forces evacuation of Lexington apartment building

A fire at the Courtside Apartments in Lexington forced several people to be evacuated Monday morning.
LFD: Investigators suspect arson in mobile home fire
1 year ago
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LFD: Investigators suspect arson in mobile home fire

Investigators with the Lexington Fire Department say they suspect arson in a vacant trailer fire at Maple Grove Mobile Home Park.
5-year-old killed in Owsley Co. fire identified
1 year ago
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5-year-old killed in Owsley Co. fire identified

The Owsley Co. Corner says that a 5-year-old girl has died after a fire at a home on KY HWY 11.
Fire school in Lexington to attract hundreds of firefighters
1 year ago
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Fire school in Lexington to attract hundreds of firefighters

Hundreds of firefighters from Kentucky and other states will be in Lexington next week for a training conference.
Lexington home sustains significant damage in afternoon fire
1 year ago
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Lexington home sustains significant damage in afternoon fire

Firefighters battled a fire on Camperdown Court in Lexington this afternoon.
Not guilty plea for Clark Co. man accused in deadly apartment fire
1 year ago
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Not guilty plea for Clark Co. man accused in deadly apartment fire

The attorney for Jackie Hisle, the man accused of starting a fire at a Winchester apartment complex that left three dead, entered a not guilty plea for his client at an arraignment in Clark Co. on Thursday.
KSP: Body found after Harlan house fire
1 year ago
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KSP: Body found after Harlan house fire

State police say a man's body was found after a house fire in Harlan County.
Homes too close?
1 year ago
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Homes too close?

Investigators returned to the scene of a fire that destroyed a Lexington home and damaged four others Tuesday afternoon.
UPDATE: 5 houses damaged in fire on Stansberry Cove
1 year ago
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UPDATE: 5 houses damaged in fire on Stansberry Cove

Lexington firefighters are on the scene of a fire on Stansberry Cove.
Reward offered in Powell Co. arson/burglary investigation
1 year ago
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Reward offered in Powell Co. arson/burglary investigation

Kentucky State Police are conducting an arson and burglary investigation after a house fire in Powell Co.
Stanford fire leaves couple without home
1 year ago
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Stanford fire leaves couple without home

A fire early Thursday morning has left a Stanford couple without a home.
Fire burns greenhouse storage units in Winchester
1 year ago
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Fire burns greenhouse storage units in Winchester

Firefighters in Clark County quickly knocked down a fire at a greenhouse early Thursday morning.
UPDATE: Reward offered for information on string of arsons
1 year ago
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UPDATE: Reward offered for information on string of arsons

Kentucky State Police are investigating a house fire that was started in Madison County on Jacks Creek Road around 10:00 am this morning.
KSP investigating possible connection between multiple fires
1 year ago
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KSP investigating possible connection between multiple fires

Kentucky State Police are investigating the possibility that multiple fires in rural homes outside of Lexington may be connected.
1 man injured after Henderson house explosion
1 year ago
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1 man injured after Henderson house explosion

A man has been burned after an explosion ripped through a Henderson house.
Remembering Cody Emery
1 year ago
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Remembering Cody Emery

The question so many people are asking: What caused a young man to lose control of his car during rush hour Monday afternoon on Man O’ War Boulevard and collide with a fire truck on its way to a call?
Lexington firefighter falls down stairs while battling fire
1 year ago
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Lexington firefighter falls down stairs while battling fire

The Lexington fire department says a firefighter fell down some stairs while battling a house fire. It happened Monday afternoon on Briar Hill Road.
Sister of state representative dies in Ashland house fire
1 year ago
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Sister of state representative dies in Ashland house fire

The sister of a Kentucky state representative has died after a fire broke out in her Ashland home.
Firefighters investigating after fire at Lexington apartment
1 year ago
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Firefighters investigating after fire at Lexington apartment

The Lexington Fire Department is on the scene of a fire they say broke out in an apartment at the Patchen Place Apartments on Patchen Drive.
Fire destroys Lexington home, firefighter injured
1 year ago
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Fire destroys Lexington home, firefighter injured

A fire destroys a Lexington home and injures a firefighter Sunday night.
Truck and trailer fire on Mountain Parkway
1 year ago
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Truck and trailer fire on Mountain Parkway

An ABC 36 news viewer sent us this photograph of a truck and trailer fire on the Mountain Parkway.