Fire destroys vacant apartment building in Paducah, KY

Fire destroys vacant apartment building in Paducah, KY
Five Paducah, Kentucky fire stations responded to a fire at a vacant apartment building in the 500 block of Adams Street on May 23. (Source: City of Paducah)
When crews arrived at the building, the second floor was showing flames. (Source: City of Paducah)
When crews arrived at the building, the second floor was showing flames. (Source: City of Paducah)

PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - Five Paducah, Kentucky fire stations responded to a fire at a vacant apartment building in the 500 block of Adams Street on May 23.

According to Pam Spencer with the City of Paducah, the call came in at 11:10 a.m. When crews arrived at the building, the second floor was showing flames.

Crews were still at the scene after 2 p.m. but were finishing up.

The building will need to be torn down. There were no injuries and other buildings around the apartment were not damaged.

The cause is under investigation.

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The Paducah Police Department, Reidland-Farley Fire Department, and Mercy Regional EMS assisted at the scene.  Several off-duty Paducah firefighters also assisted at the scene.  Because of mutual aid agreements, the county fire departments covered fire-related issues while Paducah's fire crews were on scene.

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