MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - An apartment fire in Paducah, Kentucky left several residents displaced on Sunday, Dec 10.
According to a deputy with the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, officials were dispatched at 10:42 a.m.
It happened at 767 Fairview Drive when structure went up in flames. One end of the building was fully engulfed.
Deputies managed to get people out of the building while several fire departments on scene put out the fire.
The building is a total loss.
Fire Chief at Lone Oak Fire Department, Larry Freeman said, six apartments were affected by the fire and five families had to be relocated.
Freeman said high winds made fighting the fire difficult. He said it was like fighting two battles at once.
No one was injured in the fire. One dog and one iguana were rescued from the apartments according to Freeman.
Freeman said the fire began in the kitchen of the second apartment when no one was home.
According to the Hendron Volunteer Fire Department, Engine 24, Support 26 and the Fire Chief special were called out for the fire.
Both Lone Oak and Concord Fire department were called to the Colony Drive Apartments. Hendron was called to go to work.
Hendron firefighters described pulling at the ceiling and making a stand against advancing fire in the common attic space.
Crews of both Engine 24 and Support 26 had just opened the ceiling to expose the fire when the hose line burned through outside.
Clean up from the fire took several hours according to Henderson fire officials.
Many of the occupants were referred the Red Cross for displacement assistance.