Fire Destroys Vacant Apartment Building on Adams Street

Date of release:  May 23, 2018

All five of Paducah’s fire stations responded this morning to a structure fire at 511 Adams Street.  The call came in at 11:10 a.m.  When crews arrived, the second floor of the vacant, two-story apartment building was engulfed in flames.  No one was injured.

Crews have gained control of the fire and are wrapping up at the scene.  The building is destroyed and will need to be demolished.  The adjacent structures were not affected by the fire. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Paducah Fire Department thanks the Paducah Police Department, Reidland-Farley Fire Department, and Mercy Regional EMS for their assistance.  Several off-duty Paducah firefighters also assisted at the scene.  Due to mutual aid agreements, the County Fire Departments covered any fire-related issues while Paducah’s fire crews were on scene.

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