Fayette County

Fire damages Lexington house, nearly spreads to two others

Lexington Fire Department Maj. C.J. Haunz worked the fire on North Limestone.
Lexington Fire Department Maj. C.J. Haunz worked the fire on North Limestone. aslitz@herald-leader.com

A fire Wednesday damaged a house on North Limestone, and the flames threatened to spread to two neighboring homes.

The fire was called in just after 8 p.m., and a Lexington fire engine crew happened to be in the area, Battalion Chief Brad Whittaker said. There were heavy flames in the back of the house when firefighters arrived, and there was danger of damage to the neighboring buildings.

Firefighters were able to put out the fire quickly, preventing the flames from spreading to the other houses, Whittaker said. The fire caused serious damage to two rooms of the house, including the kitchen.

One person was ins the house when it caught fire, but he escaped unharmed.

As of about 9 p.m. Wednesday, the cause of the fire had not yet been determined, Whittaker said. The investigation was expected to continue for a few hours.

A stretch of North Limestone was shut down as firefighters worked.

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