#3: Massive fire destroys stockyards, spreads to other businesses near downtown Lexington (KY) video | Lexington Herald-Leader

A massive fire at the Bluegrass Stockyards on Lisle Industrial Avenue produced huge clouds of smoke over downtown Lexington on Saturday, destroying the stockyards and several nearby businesses.

More than 120 firefighters battled the blaze after it broke out around 2:20 p.m., and a stockyards official said the facility was a total loss.

Neighboring businesses known to have been damaged or destroyed included Johnson Landscaping Materials, 167 South Forbes Road; Viking Wholesale, 154 South Forbes Road; Leak Eliminators, 1064 Manchester Street; and Slim’s Towing, 336 Lisle Industrial Ave., where many cars burned, interim Fire Chief Harold Hoskins said.

At one point, the fire department asked people who live within a half-mile of the stockyards to stay in their homes with their air conditioners turned off.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/fayette-county/article57485323.html#storylink=cpy

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