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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4191

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 3529

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3364

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
April 27, 2015 2918

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2826

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15581

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8495

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 04, 2015 1447

Teen Injured During Collision with Police Cruiser

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1354

Alleged Littering Leads to Drug Arrest

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 926

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 669

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 630

Women ‘Get the Message’ at River Ministry Banquet

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 522

Dawson Springs Police Reports for Monday, May 4,…

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 440

Outstanding Students at MCC Recognized

by Joyce Riggs
May 04, 2015 347

Muhlenberg Christens Supreme Sports Complex

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 341

Providence Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News