firereports2011new b 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/24/13) – On Thursday, May 23, the Madisonville Fire Department (MFD) reported three instances of activity within the Madisonville city limits.
 
At approximately 10:00 AM, MFD received an alert from Central Dispatch requesting units respond to the Hopkins County Fairgrounds for a dumpster on fire. Upon arrival, Engine 17 found that there was a coal mining rescue operation drill in progress. The coal mining company was hosting a cookout for their employees and had placed some hot charcoal ashes inside the dumpster causing a small fire. Engine-17 crew deployed the 150’ of 1.75” and a 10' attic ladder to access the dumpster. Using water with Class A firefighting foam the fire was quickly brought under control. Overhaul was performed to prevent a rekindle and fire units cleared the scene without any other incident. All fire units returned to quarters.
 
At approximately 7:17 PM, MFD received an alarm from Central Dispatch for a fuel leak from a boat in the Kroger parking lot. Upon arrival Engine-16 crew met with the boat owner and they told they had just filled the boat with 20 gallons of fuel at the Kroger fuel pumps and noticed a stream of gas leaking from the craft. The owner then pulled down into the parking lot away from the gas pumps. Fuel was leaking from the drain of the water craft and approximately two gallons of fuel was on the ground. Absorbent was spread across the spilled fuel and the bucket was used to catch the leaking fuel. Several unsuccessful attempts were made to locate the origin of the leak. Fuel was siphoned from the fuel tank within the boat to stop the leak. The owner purchased two fuel cans from Lowes to transfer the captured leaking fuel. The owner was cautioned to wash the engine compartment before starting the boat engine. A water/foam extinguisher was used to wash down light fixtures on the trailer. No other action was taken. All units returned to the stations.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by the Madisonville Fire Department

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

McCracken County Traffic Advisory

PADUCAH, Ky. (4/1/15) — A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the rail crossing… Read More

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - April 1, 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/1/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Wednesday, April 1.… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 6195

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5623

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5309

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5238

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 30, 2015 5022

Man Charged with Child Abuse After Allegedly…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 24, 2015 4370

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 14412

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11739

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

April 01, 2015 4159

Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on Collision…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 2438

Man Charged for Driving While under Influence of…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 01, 2015 1911

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 1,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 01, 2015 1676

Couple Charged on Multiple Drug Offenses, Child…

by Sheriff Matt Sanderson
April 01, 2015 1613

Nortonville Man Charged with Sex Abuse of Child

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1474

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1386

Covenant Community Church Hosts Annual…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1270

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

by Karen McKnight
March 31, 2015 1244

Madisonville Police Reports Released - March 31,…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 31, 2015 1159

Glema Center April Schedule Features Jo Dee…

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News