A fire has destroyed the second floor of the Campbellsburg Fire Department, and damage to the remainder of the department is under examination.
Campbellsburg Fire Chief David Noe said a fire was discovered on the second floor of the Campbellsburg Firehouse shortly after midnight Thursday, April 30.
“A neighbor smelled smoke and thought his house was on fire,” he said. Noe said the man ran outside and saw the smoke was coming from the firehouse. “The call came in at 12:22,” he said, “and dispatched at 12:23.”
Noe said one of his fire fighters, Darin Hunter, was almost home in Campbellsburg from Oldham County when he heard the county-wide dispatch.
“That officer was on the scene at 12:24,” he said, “and was able to get the doors up.”
Some of the department’s equipment was damaged, but the trucks were removed from the premises unharmed.
The blaze appears to have started on the second floor.
“The first unit on the scene found fire in the upstairs offices,” Noe said. “The offices upstairs are a total loss.”
The fire station, located on Main Street in Campbellsburg, is closed until further notice. Fire calls will be answered by Station 2 in Port Royal and Station 3 in Pendleton which Noe said could lengthen response time to fire runs in the Campbellsburg area.
“Immediately, right now it poses a risk,” he said. “We are looking for temporary quarters to work from.”
The fire is under investigation by Kentucky State Police and the Fire Marshall’s office.
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