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Firework Fires Keep City and County Busy

Lexington firefighters work to get to blaze under control, caused by fireworks on July 4, 2022. The house fire was at 208 Holly Street.
Photo by: Phil Blakley / Lexington Fire Department

Article by Steve Corlew-

City and county firefighters responded to separate incidents over the past weekend due to fireworks.

The Henderson County Fire Department’s Station 7 fought a grass fire on McCaney Mill Road Saturday night, July 2, 2022.  Henderson County Fire Chief Lynn Murphy said a roman candle set off a fire in a field that burned about an acre.

Monday the Lexington Fire Department responded to two separate firework related calls. According to Lexington Fire Chief Doug Acred, he is surpised the department did not have additional calls due to the hot, dry weather.

The city extinguished a blaze at 208 Holly Street. The fire started in the eave of the home but was quickly brought under control.

They also extinguished a grass fire at 422 Derryberry Street. That fire was also blamed on fireworks. Both fire departments remind residents to use care due to the hot, dry conditions.

For this and other interesting articles, see the July 6th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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