fire coverOWENSBORO, KY (5/23/12) – Just after 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 23, emergency crews responded to a structure fire at 1123 West 2nd Street, including Owensboro Fire Department (OFD) Engines 1, 2, 3, and 13; Rescue 1; Ladder 1; Owensboro Police Department; Emergency Medical Services Ambulance; and the Western Kentucky Territory Chapter of the American Red Cross.

The location is near the corner of West 2nd and Plum Streets. When SurfKY News arrived on-scene, the fire appeared to be isolated to the single home but quickly spread to surrounding structures. Fire crews suppressed the flames from all sides, including from above, using Ladder 1’s remotely operated nozzle attached to the aerial ladder.

No official report has been released from the OFD; however, the primary structure appeared to be fully involved and completed destroyed by the flames. The neighboring structures, 1127 and 1121 West 2nd Street, also suffered significant damage. Also, the home located at 1111 West 2nd street was inundated with overspray from the numerous hoses, as water streamed from the roof.

Thankfully, the primary structure and the home at 1121 West 2nd were unoccupied. Witnesses said that the primary structure was abandoned, but people have been frequently seen entering and exiting, including just prior to the blaze.

fire spread_smallNikki Hawkins of the Western Kentucky Territory Chapter of the American Red Cross told SurfKY news that only one family was displaced as a result of the fire. 1127 West Center has been divided into two apartments, only one of which is occupied. A single mother and her two children were in that home when the fire began and were alerted to evacuate by a neighborhood girl who “looked to be about 10-years-old,” according to Hawkins. The girl was not able to alert the family by knocking, so she entered the home and found the mother asleep, unaware of the unfolding situation.

Hawkins said the Red Cross was able to provide the mother with a hotel, money for cloths and food, and medicine to replace what was lost in the fire. Hawkins and other Red Cross staff also provided emergency workers with cold bottled water and set up a box fan station for firefighters to cool down after battling the flames.

EMS workers told SurfKY News that two people were transported to receive medical attention, but the nature of their injuries is unclear, as is which structure they occupied when injured.

 

SurfKY News will provide readers with updates as they are received. Click on the Flickr slideshow below to see more images from the incident.

Casey Piscitelli
SurfKY News

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