Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

UPDATE: Hawkins Auto Body Fire Likely Started in Restroom

DSC 0534UPDATE: MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/26/14) —The Madisonville Fire Department received an alarm at 9:35 p.m. of a fire behind Aaron's Rent to Own on East Center Street.

Upon arrival, it was determined to be Hawkins Auto Body Shop at 77 Bassett Ave., which was showing flames from outside the structure.

According to a MFD report, a 360 survey was performed by an officer on Ladder 2, who  determined that the heaviest fire was located within the structure near the entry door and was moving into the attic area.

A fire crew was directed to force entry through the door on the A side. Another crew entered the structure and found fire in the restroom area located just inside the entry door.

As fire extended into the attic and vented the roof, all interior crews were evacuated and Engine 4 directed a master stream through the gable vent by use of the deck monitor. Ladder 2 was ordered to reposition and set up an elevated master stream.

After operation of the elevated stream, fire crews were able to re-enter the structure with hand lines to extinguish hot spots located in the attic area.

An extensive overhaul of the fire area was performed to prevent a rekindle.

Fire units determined that the origin of the fire was in the restroom area. Property owner, Dale Hawkins, reported that a trash can was located in the area were MFD determined the fire had possibly started.

Medical Center Ambulance Service, Madisonville Utilities, Madisonville Police Department and Atmos energy assisted at the scene.

A total of six MFD units battled the blaze which caused substantial damage to the structure and contents of the building.

The fire remains under investigation.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director

 

ORIGINAL STORY:

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/25/14) — Madisonville firefighters are on the scene of a major structure fire at Hawkins Auto Body shop at 77 Bassett Ave., Madisonville.

At 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, there were no visible flames from the building. However, char marks were visible at the roof. Earlier reports indicated the building was fully engulfed before 10 p.m.

This story will be updated when details are available from Madisonville Fire Department officials.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director
SurfKY News Photos/Rita Dukes Smith

DSC 0526

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16

Stock Report

1 DOW 17,001.22
-38.27 (-0.22%)    
2 S&P 1,988.40
-3.97 (-0.20%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,538.55
+6.45 (0.14%)    
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16

In Other News...

Rain or Shine, Marching Mustangs Classic on Schedule

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (8/21/14) — The recent storms won't stop the Muhlenberg County High School Marching Classic. The… Read More

Muhlenberg County School Board Special Meeting Called

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (8/22/14) — There will be a special called meeting of the Muhlenberg County Board of Education… Read More
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 21, 2014 5587

Muhlenberg Task Force on Trail of Home…

in News by Wes Miller
August 18, 2014 4434

Man Injured in Early Morning WKP Accident

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 18, 2014 4188

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 20, 2014 3981

Park Avenue Trespass Call Leads to…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 18, 2014 3976

Unlawful Solicitation

in News by Sgt. J.D. Winkler

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 20, 2014 3981

Park Avenue Trespass Call Leads to…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 18, 2014 2700

Madisonville Man Charged for Shoplifting,…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 21, 2014 1919

Pedestrian Struck on East Arch Street,…

in Top Stories by Officer Ryan Clark
August 20, 2014 1670

Dawson Springs Woman Arrested for Driving…

in Top Stories by SurfKY News
August 18, 2014 1473

Madisonville Firefighters Recognized for…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 18, 2014 4188

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 18, 2014 3976

Unlawful Solicitation

in News by Sgt. J.D. Winkler
August 18, 2014 3849

RiverArtes Opening at OMFA

in News by Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
August 19, 2014 3323

Free Arthritis Exercise Program will be…

in News by Woody Maglinger
August 19, 2014 3242

Municipal Art Collection on Exhibit at…

in News by Mary Bryan Hood

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 18, 2014 4434

Man Injured in Early Morning WKP Accident

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 18, 2014 3872

Luke's Flea Market Vendors' Home Away…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 18, 2014 3679

'How Dry I Was'

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 19, 2014 3201

'Another One Bites the 'Duct'

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 19, 2014 2561

Drakesboro Woman Injured When Tree Falls…

in Top Stories by Martha Clark

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06