One person was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital on Thursday with burns sustained in a house fire on East Maxwell Street, Lexington fire Lt. Shannon Isom said.
As they battled the blaze, firefighters removed an easy chair that was on fire when they carried it out of the building.
A sign etched in the glass on a front window of the house states "Thank You."
There was extensive damage, but the fire mainly was limited to the first floor, Isom said. Firefighters were checking other parts of the house, and some neighboring buildings, for sparks that could have spread. One wall of a neighboring building was blackened by the fire.
Battalion Chief Joe Best said the fire was determined to be accidental. An investigation into the cause was continuing, he said.
East Maxwell Street was closed for a while to traffic east of Rose Street, and several nearby streets were affected because of the amount of firefighting equipment.
Firefighters were called to the two-story house at 429 East Maxwell about 9:30 a.m.
Tamika Tompoulidis, who lives next door, said someone pounded on her door, shouting that there was a fire. She said she looked outside, saw flames and ran for the street.
She said she took along her cellphone and called 911, but she heard sirens approaching as she got outside.