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Overnight machine shop fire blocks road between downtown Paducah and southside

Updated: Jun. 1, 2021 at 3:32 PM CDT
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PADUCAH, Ky. (KFVS) - An overnight fire in Paducah has caused a road blockage near the Interstate 24 downtown Business Loop/US 60 Business along South Third Street.

The closure is expected to last through 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2.

The blockage is along South Third Street in Paducah at U.S. 60-Business between Husbands Street and Elizabeth Street.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, a demolition crew is moving equipment to the site with plans to remove a brick portion of the damaged building that could be dangerous to passing traffic. Demolition work is expected to start on Wednesday.

KYTC crews barricaded the road at the site at the request of the Paducah Police Department and Paducah Fire Department.

According to the Paducah Fire Department, crews were called to the Precision Machine Incorporated around 7:30 p.m. on Monday.

Crews battled a fire on Memorial Day at Precision Machine Inc. in Paducah, Ky.  (Source:...
Crews battled a fire on Memorial Day at Precision Machine Inc. in Paducah, Ky. (Source: Paducah Fire Department/Facebook)((Source: Paducah Fire Department/Facebook))

Firefighters said the blaze at the business was intense, but thankfully no injuries have been reported.

Crews were able to get the blaze under control, but the roadway near the Precision Machine shop and the TransMontainge Fuel Terminal will remain closed.

The state Fire Marshal has been called into investigate the cause of the fire.

Drivers can self-detour by taking side streets.

Trucks are urged to detour by using approved state routes.

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