Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Impressions pre-reset: 420826 Clicks pre-reset: 872

Three Juveniles Charged in Connection with Tobacco Building Fire

Muhlenberg debris fireA smoking pile of debris is all that remains of a century-old tobacco storage building at 112 Walnut Street, Greenville Three juveniles have been arrested in connection with the fire. (SurfKY News Photo/Rita Dukes Smith)GREENVILLE, Ky. (4/22/14) —  Officials have confirmed that three juveniles have been charged with third-degree arson and second-degree criminal trespassing in relation to the fire that consumed the old tobacco warehouse Monday, April 21 at 112 Walnut Street, Greenville.

According to Greenville Police Department spokesman Patrolman Wes Miller, the names of the juveniles will not be released. Their ages were given as 9, 10 and 12.

Greenville Fire Chief Jerry Aders told SurfKY News that one fireman was slightly injured while attempting to extinguish the blaze. Fire crews from Greenville, Graham, Drakesboro and Central City fire departments battled the blaze but the structure was a total loss, Aders said.

"We got the call just before 7 p.m. last night," Aders said. "We think the building may have been used for some storage, but I cannot confirm that. We have heard the owner was about to remove the building and use the lumber for other purposes. I believe the building was built around 1890. The three juveniles were charged and released to their parents. They will be tried in juvenile court. One fireman received burns due to the heat, but he is O.K. now. His burns were superficial. We had some damage to other structures around the warehouse and also some damage to fire equipment due to the heat. We were 150 feet from the fire, and I have never seen anything like this, for a building to burn that hot, that quick. I was the first one on the scene and we had to move our trucks back due to the severe heat. We cleared the scene at about 10:10 p.m."

Aders said that all residents in surrounding houses were uninjured.

There were three houses that had minor damage near the fire. But all residents did return to their homes, said Aders.

Muhlenberg fire neighbors hTuesday morning, an unidentified woman looks at the damage to the siding of a home across the street from the old tobacco building on 112 Walnut Street, Greenville. (SurfKY News Photo/Rita Dukes Smith)

According to a press release from Patrolman Miller, several people saw the juveniles leaving the scene.

"After talking to witnesses, three juveniles were questioned and charged," Miller stated. "Witnesses saw the juveniles leaving the scene at the time of the fire. The fire is being investigated by GPD. The Muhlenberg Sheriff's Department, Powderly Police Department and the Muhlenberg EMS also assisted at the scene. "

Paul McRee
SurfKY News Reporter

© Copyright 2014 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 by using one of the social media links below.

3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16
button coupons

Stock Report

1 DOW 17,827.75
+12.81 (0.07%)    
2 S&P 2,072.83
+5.80 (0.28%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,787.32
+29.06 (0.61%)    
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16
button classifieds

In Other News...

Route Chosen for Kentucky 91/Kentucky 293 Princeton Connector

KENTUCKY (11/26/14) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has selected the route for a new Princeton Connector from… Read More

Muhlenberg Job Corps Recognizes Employee of the Month

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (11/25/14) — The Muhlenberg Job Corps Center would like to recognize Brian Haire, Heavy… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

November 21, 2014 7022

Man Accused of Assaulting Coach During Basketball…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
November 22, 2014 4703

One Injured in Two Vehicle Collision in Greenville

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Miria Thomas
November 21, 2014 4405

Crashing Dump Trucks in Work Zone Cause Pennyrile…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
November 21, 2014 3641

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
November 21, 2014 3452

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Nov. 21, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
November 21, 2014 3017

Swimming and Diving Closes Fall Season at Ohio…

in General Sports For All Sites by UK Athletics
November 24, 2014 2852

Two Charged for Possession of Meth After…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by MCSO/PIO Alex Piper
November 20, 2014 2667

Local Church Prepares for 'Return to Bethlehem'

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
November 21, 2014 2651

Kentucky Employers to Save About $112 million

in General News For All Sites by Cathy Lindsey
November 20, 2014 2610

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Nov. 20, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

November 25, 2014 2456

Madisonville Man Charged for Selling Cocaine

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 25, 2014 2312

Call for Help Results in Arrest for Possession of…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 25, 2014 1560

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Nov. 25, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
November 25, 2014 1544

Slow Cook a Turkey for a Tasty Thanksgiving Feast

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
November 25, 2014 1445

Protect Your Home When Traveling This Holiday…

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
November 24, 2014 1356

KSP Post 2 Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper S. C. Recke
November 25, 2014 1277

Muhlenberg Job Corps Recognizes Employee of the…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Karen Robinson
November 25, 2014 1173

Construction Projects Suspended to Ease Holiday…

in General News For All Sites by Lisa Tolliver
November 25, 2014 1040

Parking Committee 2015 Meeting Schedule

in Owensboro News by Beth Cecil
November 25, 2014 1011

Bake Sale Held for Two Year-Old Burn Victim

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss