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Leaking 30-gallon container blamed for Thursday tractor trailer chemical leak in Williamsburg

A leaking 30-gallon container of Ridorust Preventor was the cause of a chemical leak in a Old Dominion tractor trailer Thursday evening in Williamsburg according to the Williamsburg Fire Department. The chemical is a corrosive, acidic, organic propanetricarboxylic acid, said...
Posted On 07 Aug 2020

Update: W’burg chemical spill contained, Highway 92W re-opened, Pilot Travel Center still closed for clean-up

Update: Whitley County E-911 reported at 8:30 p.m. Thursday that the chemical spill, which caused Highway 92W to shutdown about 6:30 p.m., has been contained, and the roadway is back open. However, Pilot Travel Center remains closed as crews perform clean-up work. Original story...
Posted On 06 Aug 2020

Semi truck hauling SUVs catches fire, three destroyed

Robin Schramm was driving his tractor trailer north on I-75 Friday morning when he smelled smoke, but he knew that it wasn’t coming from his truck, but rather the semi in front of him, which was hauling eight SUV’s. “I think his brakes got hot and caught fire. I kept on smelling...
Posted On 06 Mar 2020

KSP, coroner’s office on scene of fatal Rockholds’ blaze

Kentucky State Police, the Whitley County Coroner’s Office and numerous volunteer fire departments are on the scene of a fatal house fire in the Rockholds’ community. The structure fire was first reported about 2:41 p.m. at a 74 Gail Hart Road residence, which is...

Arson suspected in Tuesday trailer fire

Arson is suspected in an early Tuesday morning blaze that destroyed a trailer. Goldbug firefighters were dispatched to 368 Hanging Rock Road about 1:41 a.m. to a report that an older model, singlewide trailer was on fire with flames visible through the window. “When we got on...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018

Countywide effort stops fire at W’burg scrapyard Thursday

Nearly 60 firefighters spent more than seven hours battling a fire that tore through a pile of scrap aluminum at Eastern Kentucky Recycling in Williamsburg Thursday. Williamsburg Fire Chief Larry Todd said firefighters were paged to the scene at 300 Savoy Clear Creek Road at...

Grain silo catches fire Thursday

Firefighters from eight departments worked for more than seven hours to extinguish a fire in a grain silo in Canadatown Thursday night. Woodbine and Oak Grove firefighters were called to the scene at 5716 Redbird Road at approximately 5:25 p.m. Woodbine Battalion Chief Rickie...

Dryer fire blamed for Friday morning blaze

A Williamsburg man was able to escape his burning home early Friday morning thanks to a smoke alarm alerting him of the blaze. Goldbug Volunteer Fire Chief Brandon Woods said that the fire occurred in a doublewide trailer located at 473 Airport Road. “They guy living there was...
Posted On 13 Jun 2018

Late night fire destroys Prewitt Bend Road home

Despite the efforts of firefighters from three departments, a Prewitt Bend Road home sustained severe damage due to a fire late Monday evening, and is a total loss. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this...
Posted On 13 Jun 2018

Arson suspected in Sunday vehicle fire

Goldbug firefighters believe that a Sunday evening vehicle fire may have been intentionally set. About 11:30 p.m., Goldbug volunteer firefighters responded to a report about an unknown fire on US25W near Aviation Boulevard. While firefighters were in route to the fire, Whitley...
Posted On 18 Apr 2018
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