Tree Fire 100 Block of S 2nd St

On 06/23/2016 at 1957 hours, the Bardstown Fire Department responded to a report of a tree on fire.  When crews arrived they found that part of a tree had landed on the power lines and had caught fire.  Fire crews stood by until city electric responded and removed the tree from the power line.  Crews extinguished the fire and were on scene for about an hour.

Hazard Mitigation at the Intersection of E John Rowan and Highway 150

On 06/19/2016 at 0922 hours, the Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched to the intersection of E John Rowan and Highway 150 for a report of a diesel fuel spill.  Upon arrival crews found a stream of diesel fuel going about 100 yards in length.  Crews mitigated 50 yards of the spill and then requested City of Bardstown public works respond with some sand to mitigate the rest of the spill.  Crews were on scene for about 30 minutes.

Back Yard Fire 200 Block of Guthrie Dr

On 06/17/2016 at 1943 hours, the Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched to the 200 block of Guthrie Drive for a report of a back yard on fire behind a residence.  Upon arrival crews found the homeowner burning some brush.  The homeowner was advised of the city’s no burn ordinance and were instructed to extinguish the fire.  Crews were on scene for about 10 minutes.

Vehicle Fire at 201 Cathedral Manor

On 06/15/2016 at 2328 hours, the Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a vehicle fire in behind the Nelson County Library at 201 Cathedral Manor.  Upon arrival crews found heavy fire in the engine compartment.  Crews extinguished the fire using a 1 3/4″ hand line.  Crews were on scene for about 30 minutes.

Vehicle Fire 1300 block of Atkinson Hill

On 06/14/2016 at 1422 hours, the Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched to the 1300 block of Atkinson Hill Road on a report of a vehicle fire.  When fire crews arrived on scene it appeared that the owner had extinguished the fire with some fire extinguishers and a garden hose.  Crews checked the vehicle for fire extension and were on scene for about 20 minutes.

Year to Date Building Fire and Life Safety Inspections

From January 1, 2016 until May 31, 2016 the Bardstown Fire Department conducted 284 occupancy inspections and found 923 violations.  Business owners have 60 days to correct violations that are found before facing penalties.  The Bardstown Fire Department conducts fire and life safety inspections in order to prevent fires and ensure patron and employee safety in accordance with State and Federal Laws.  If you ever think there is a safety concern please contact the fire station at 502-349-6562.