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Latest suspicious structure fire within a mile of Rockholds fire station

Rockholds and Woodbine firefighters were called out Monday morning to battle a suspicious structure fire just a short distance from the Rockholds fire station. Rockholds Fire Chief Charles Walker said the fire that destroyed the abandoned house on Golden Street off of Ky. 3423,...

Rockholds, Woodbine firefighters battle another suspicious fire

Rockholds and Woodbine firefighters spent more than two hours last Thursday battling two structure fires in one location, and while arson is suspected, they do not believe it is connected to a series of recent suspicious fires. Firefighters were called to the scene at 3925...

Four fires in two days has firefighters suspecting, ‘serial arsonist’

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Oak Grove, Woodbine firefighters battle house fire on Fifth Street Road

Oak Grove and Woodbine firefighters spent approximately three hours battling a blaze that destroyed a home on Fifth Street Road Monday morning. Firefighters were paged to the scene near the Interstate 75 bridge at 4:44 a.m. “Someone on the interstate saw the flames and called...

Coroner: Man found inside burning Rockholds home died from suicide

Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley has ruled the cause of death in the case of an individual found in the basement of a burning Rockholds home Friday as suicide. Croley said the male subject, whose name is not being released, died as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound....

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...

Rockholds man extricated, airlifted following Friday crash

A Rockholds man was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment of injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle wreck on New Zion Church Road Friday afternoon. Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies identified the man as Ralph Jones, 51. Jones was reportedly...

Fire guts mobile home in Woodbine Monday

Woodbine and Oak Grove firefighters spent almost two hours Monday battling a blaze that gutted a mobile home off of Colonel Ridge Road. Firefighters were called to the scene on Gray Owl Road just east of the Whitley/Knox County line at approximately 1:05 p.m. where a mobile home,...

Overturned coal truck blocks Meadow Creek Road most of Monday

Meadow Creek Road in Whitley County was closed to traffic for almost nine hours Monday when a trailer loaded with more than 40,000 pounds of coal overturned. Woodbine firefighters were called to the scene near Egnor Hollow Road about 8:15 a.m. The tractor-trailer loaded with coal...

Residents say trailer fire on Dowis Chapel Road sparked by space heater

Residents say a space heater is to blame for a fire that damaged a doublewide mobile home on Dowis Chapel Road Friday morning. Woodbine and Oak Grove firefighters were called to the scene at 437 Dowis Chapel Road about 9:30 a.m. Dispatchers advised firefighters that no one was in...
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