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Greyhound bus evacuated in Berea

A large police and fire presence converged on Chestnut Street in Berea tonight and evacuated a Greyhound bus. Berea Police and Fire personnel responded to the scene around 7:30 tonight.  According to our sources, after some minor issues with the bus, passengers reported smelling smoke. This resulted in the passengers being unloaded while fire crews […]

Downtown Owingsville fire destroys commercial building

Crews from multiple fire departments have responded to a large commercial building fire on Friday afternoon in Bath County. WBON-TV Channel 9 has confirmed the building houses the local Christian Social Services, an organization known for helping the less fortunate in the area. The fire closed Slate Avenue/KY 36 which was blocked in downtown Owingsville, near the US 60 intersection. Reports say crews from Rowan, […]

Abandoned mobile home lost in fire at Bybee

Waco Fire & Rescue and Madison County Fire Department responded to a structure fire at Drowning Creek Road near the Madison Estill County line Sunday night around 6. Responders reported heavy fire coming from the windows of the structure upon arrival. Residents in the area confirmed the structure was a mobile home that had been […]

Fire destroys home and vehicle in Rockcastle

Photos courtesy Mount Vernon Fire Department

Last night around 11, Brodhead Fire Department was dispatched to aid Mount Vernon Fire Department for a structure fire on Country Side Circle in Mount Vernon. First arriving crews found heavy fire venting from the front of the residence as the home was fully involved. According to the Mount Vernon Fire Department, the occupants were […]

Fire claims one life this morning in Bath County

Kentucky State Police is investigating a fatal fire this morning in Bath County. KSP, Post 8, Morehead received a call for assistance from the Bath County Dispatch this morning. The fire occurred on Old Sands Road in Bath County. During the course of the investigation, human remains were located inside the residence. The remains have […]

Former “Kirby’s Garage” location in Estill County, destroyed by fire

At 6:20 am this morning, the Estill Country Fire Department responded to a call in Irvine in regards to a fire at the former Kirby’s garage location near the corner of Pea Ridge and Richmond Road. When fire fighters arrived on the scene, the 80 by 30 foot building was already demolished by the flames. […]

Trailer fire extinguished this afternoon on Walnut Grove in Estill

Estill County Fire Crews responded this afternoon at a trailer fire on Walnut Grove Road just off Richmond Road. According to Fire Cheif Derrick Muncie, the fire was extinguished, and crews stayed on the scene to battle hot spots. The Trailer is still standing but suffered burn damage inside. At this time, no one is reported […]

More details, names of deceased now released in deadly Paint Lick fire

We are learning more details about a deadly fire on Paint Lick Road Sunday night. The Berea Fire Department states when they arrived, crews reported heavy smoke coming from the home. One team was able to make entry and do initial search of the entire house. During that search the crew found two persons deceased. […]

Two bodies found in burning home last night on Paint Lick Road

Two bodies were discovered by members of the Berea Fire Department last night as they battled a house fire. The call came in around 11 pm, at a residence around a mile out Paint Lick Road. An autopsy is being performed today to conclusively determine the cause of the death of the male and female […]

High winds complicate Saturday grass fire at Lost Fork

Local Fire Agencies had their hands full battling a grass and field fire Saturday afternoon in the Red House Road/Boonesboro area.  Extremely high winds Saturday fed the fire the fuel it needed to spread rapidly through the grass. Most of the region is still a tinderbox from the severe lack of rain over the last […]

***BREAKING*** Richmond Fire Units on scene at Richmond’s Golden Corral

Richmond firefighters are on the arriving on the scene tonight at the Golden Corral in Richmond. Reports indicate flames coming through the roof of building, and the core of the blaze is coming from inside. Firefighting units continue to respond. WBON-TV9 is following this story and will have more updates tomorrow and on our “LIVE […]

Fence painting materials and truck engulfed in flames on Concord Road in Madison

Today, Thursday June 23, 2022, around 12 o’clock the Waco Volunteer Fire Department responded to a truck on fire that was reportedly painting fencing on Concord Road in Richmond. Firefighters were on the scene for about an hour extinguishing the highly combustible materials and to keep blaze from rapidly spreading due to the extreme dry […]

Demolition of Old Irvine High School Ignites Fire

Firefighters remain on scene at the old Irvine High School on Main Street. A spark from construction equipment apparently ignited suspected asbestos materials causing the blaze. According to Fire Chief Derrick Muncie, the fire was not intentionally set. The Irvine fire department remains on scene now put out the fire. Stay tuned as WBONTV will […]

Early morning blaze in South Irvine destroys home

A reportedly abandoned house in South Irvine is a total loss following an early morning blaze today. According to Estill County Fire Department, a motorist going to work was the first to report the call around 4 a.m. this morning. The witness stated the structure was fully engulfed. Minutes later, when fire crews arrived, the […]

Multiple fire agencies respond to structure fire at Dreyfus

Wednesday evening, May 11, a call came in around 8 p.m. for a structure fire at a residence at 2070 Dreyfus Road. No cause of the fire has been released at this time. It was an active scene with Red Lick Fire Department responding first, with the team deploying a special drafting procedure, which involves […]

UPDATE: 5 Hospitalized following improper chemical reaction in Berea

At approximately 9:20 this morning, the Berea Fire Department was called to a possible structure fire on Short Line Pike involving an explosion. Upon arrival, crews determined there was no fire, instead, a reaction to an improper mixture of chemicals used to clean and prepare swimming pools. Initially, Berea Fire and Berea Police personnel assisted […]

Sunday fire destroys structure on Battlefield Memorial Highway

Madison County Fire personnel and Red Lick Volunteer Fire Department answered a call Sunday to an unoccupied structure on Battlefield Memorial Hwy in Madison County. The Madison County Fire and Red Lick Fire were responding agencies, with Richmond Fire Dept on standby for protection of the county district. Berea Fire Dept, Richmond Fire Dept, Madison […]

Downtown fire in Lexington shuts several roads for morning commute

Lexington Firefighters remain on the scene of a downtown fire as the morning commute intensifies. The fire call came in this morning around 3:30 a.m. Streets are blocked off from Limestone to Broadway, and West Second to West Third Street with the scene extending to Upper Street. Make travel plans accordingly and avoid this area […]

Richmond Centre’s Koto Heavily Damaged by Early Morning Blaze

Richmond Fire Department responded to a call coming from a restaurant in the Richmond Centre early this morning around two a.m., citing smoke and flames visible. After fighting the blaze at Japanese restaurant Koto, extensive damage remains, however firefighter and RFP PIO Corey Lewis says the damage is all to the exterior of the building, […]

KSP: Young Boy Dies in Wolfe County Fire

Kentucky State Police, in a release, reported that they received a call Friday morning as there was a structure fire on KY 1812 in Wolfe County, South of Campton. Firefighters arrived at the scene to discover human remains, later identified by authorities as that of a young boy. Kentucky State Police was assisted on scene […]

Restaurant in Stanton Total Loss in Early Morning Fire

A restaurant in Stanton has been decimated following an early morning fire. Those on scene report that the Mi Finca restaurant on East Main was completely destroyed. The fire, which was reported around 6 a.m. took firefighters three hours to be extinguished. Fire officials report that no injuries were reported, however the building is a […]

Estill home addition total loss following blaze

Estill County fire department responded to a blaze around 630 Thursday night, which resulted in an addition to a mobile home being declared a total loss. According to Chief Derrick Muncie, firefighters arrived on Congelton Way near the bottom of the Barnes Mountain area to find an addition attached to the residence engulfed. They believe […]