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House Fire Sunday on Spring Street

Madisonville, KY – The Madisonville Fire Department experienced a busy weekend.  Most of their calls were responding to traffic accidents. Five units responded to a report of a house fire on Spring Street Sunday evening.  Upon arrival, fire crews found light smoke inside the home.  It was discovered that the homeowner, Haden Capps, had left the stove unsupervised with food cooking on it.   

The stove caught fire and Capps used flour to extinguish the blaze.  He then disconnected electrical power from the unit.

Fire crew removed the appliance to the outside of the structure. Firefighters used the thermal imaging camera to determine that there was no hot spots in the kitchen. There was no damage to the interior of the residence. Upon further investigation it was determined that the stove was unusable. The home owner was advised to leave the stove outside. Fire crew used a positive pressure ventilation fan to remove smoke from the residence. The Multi Gas Detector was used to monitor air quality in the structure. The air quality was deemed to be within normal range. No further action was taken.

The fire department was dispatched to the China Jade Restaurant early Monday morning.  It was reported that fire was observed on the roof of the building located on Chelsa Drive.  Madisonville Police arrived on the scene and were advised by management that an employee was on the roof cleaning exhaust and had caused the steam.  The five responding units arrived on the scene and confirmed there was no fire.  Units were on the scene for approxmately 20 minutes.

The Madisonville Fire Department received a 911 dispatch from the Gemtron Corporation Friday morning.  Upon arrival, fire crews found a large dumpster with a fire fully involved.  Prior to the fire department's arrival, Gemtron employees had moved the dumpster away from the building with a forklift.  A fire hose was deployed to extinguish the fire.  Foam was also applied to the blaze.  The Aerial truck was deployed as a precaution but was not needed.  No injuries were reported.

Two units responded to a report Friday of a vehicle fire at a residence on East Broadway.  When they arrived, fire crews found a late model truck in a yard next to the residence.  Smoke was observed from the motor area and under the vehicle.  The fire was quickly extinguished.  Ray Pleasant, the vehicle owner, advised the cause of the fire was due to a carburetor backfire while he was working on the truck. 

The fire department was dispatched to a vehicle accident Friday on the Pennyrile Parkway near the 43 mile marker.  The vehicle involved had rolled over several times in the median and came to rest in the upright position.  It was first believed that the occupant was trapped inside.  The fire department's Care Unit arrived and EMTs determined that the patient was not trapped.  Crews began to administer first aid unit the Medical Center Ambulance Service arrived on the scene.  The patient was removed from the scene and transported to the Regional Medical Center.  Three units responded and assisted police with traffic control until wrecker units removed the vehicle from the scene.

The fire department reports a traffic accident occurred Friday evening involving a motor scooter.  When the units arrived at the intersection of main and north street they observed a female sitting on a curb.  The young juvenile was given first aid treatment until her parents arrived.  The parents advised they did not want medical treatment and that they would transport their daughter to the Regional Medical Center.
A traffic accident dispatched three units to the Kingdom Hall/ Aubrey Prow Road area Sunday.  Upon arrival, fire crews found a truck in a ditch.  The driver, David Menser, was already out of the vehicle.  Medical care was administered until the Medical Center Ambulance Service arrived to transport Menser to the Regional Medical Center.

Another traffic accident was reported Sunday evening on South Main Street near the Razors Edge.  When the five units arrived, it was discovered that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.  The fire crews assisted the Medical Center Ambulance Service with preparing the patient for transport to the hospital.


Tim Moore - News Director

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