Smoke in the mill room at Buzick’s

On 12/05/2016 at 0939 hours, the Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched to a report of smoke in the mill room at Buzick’s.  Upon arrival, the crews conducted their investigation and it was determined that the smoke had come from the gas heater burning off the sawdust that had accumulated during the summer months.  No action taken by FD.  Crews were on scene for about 20 minutes.

MVC with entrapment

On 11/25/2016 at 1434 hours, the Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a MVC with entrapment at the intersection of E John Rowan Blvd and Highway 150 of a vehicle versus a residence.  Upon arrival of first crews, crews found a mid-size car half way through the front of a single family dwelling.  Crews extricated the patient and checked the structure for structural stability.  Crews were on scene for about an hour.

Structure Fire 100 Block of Watts Court

On 11/23/2016 at 0913, the Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched to the 100 block of Watts Ct for a reported structure fire.  Upon arrival of first crews, heavy smoke was showing and fire was venting out of the back door.  Crews extinguished the fire and then conducted an investigation into the cause and origin of the fire.  Crews then overhauled the structure.  Crews were on scene for about five hours.

Smoke in a Structure at Dr. Parrish’s Office

On 11/16/2016 at 1109 hours, the Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched to 118 Patriot Drive for a report of smoke in the building.  Upon arrival of first units, there was a smell of smoke in the building.  After investigation, it was determined that an electrical junction box which had been worked on earlier that week had shorted out inside of a return air vent.  Crews isolated the electricity to the junction box.  Crews were on scene for about 40 minutes.

Fire Safety on Thanksgiving

As you plan your Thanksgiving menu don’t forget about fire safety.

Did you know Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires? The number of home fires double on Thanksgiving. So, let’s add a pinch of fire safety to the menu.

Keep these safety tips in mind as you prepare your meal.

Turkey:

If you are roasting your turkey, make sure you set a timer. This way, you won’t forget about the bird as you watch the parade or football.

If you are frying your turkey,

  • Use a fryer with thermostat controls. This will ensure the oil does not become over heated.
  • Thaw your turkey completely. Ice on the bird will cause the oil to splatter.
  • Don’t overfill the pot with oil. If you do, the oil will overflow when you add the turkey causing a fire hazard.
  • Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the fryer.
  • Also, always use the fryer outdoors.

Stuffing and Potatoes:

Stand by your stove when you are boiling your potatoes or frying onions for stuffing. It is best to stay in the kitchen when you are frying, boiling or broiling. If you are in the kitchen, it is easier to catch spills or hazardous conditions before they become a fire.

Vegetables:

  • Keep the area around the stove clear of packaging, paper towels, and dish cloths; anything that can burn.
  • Be sure to clean up any spills as they happen.
  • Be prepared. Keep a large pan lid or baking sheet handy in case you need to smother a pan fire.
  • Turn pot handles towards the back of the stove so you don’t bump them.