The historic area of downtown Millersburg is on fire. Right now, firefighters from more than one county are working to put out the fire.
The fire is on the 400 block of Main Street, between 3rd and 4th, where the post office is. Scott Wells, who is the district magistrate for Millersburg, says that the fire could cause the town to lose a whole historic block. Wednesday afternoon, there was a big fire in Bourbon County, and firefighters went there to help. We’ve heard that the fire damaged five buildings in downtown Millersburg, including the post office and an apartment building.
We know that crews from more than one fire department were sent to help. We were told that firefighters think they have put out the fire but that there was a lot of damage. The buildings that were damaged are more than 100 years old, according to officials. No one has been hurt, as far as we know. The power is currently off in Millersburg, according to the sheriff’s office.
At 4:45 p.m., most of downtown Lafayette will lose power, according to the police. The power should be back on by 6:45 p.m. Duke Energy said that they are fixing a piece of broken equipment on a transmission line as soon as possible. Duke says that as many as 20,000 customers may not have power.
The Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office’s Brent Wilson says the fire has spread to at least four buildings, but they don’t know where it started or what caused it. So far, no one has been hurt.
Investigators were on the scene all morning, and the crew will likely be there all day Thursday. Some streets will still be closed.