Controlled Burn Runs Wild in Kentucky

Jan. 2, 2009
Five buildings were destroyed.


A controlled burn didn't stay that way in Kenton County on Wednesday morning.

News 5's Brian Hamrick said that property owners decided to burn a few small piles of debris in the 700 block of Bromley-Crescent Springs Road just before 9:30 a.m.

The fire soon spread toward six nearby vacant buildings, destroying five, including a 100-year-old farmhouse.

Three fire departments were called to help battle the fire, which was on the other side of a creek spanned by a bridge that couldn't hand the weight of fire trucks.

Firefighters told Hamrick that it was all they could do to keep the fire from spreading up a nearby hillside to the homes on top.

No injuries were reported. The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating.

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