Crews battle multiple fires in Martin


By Andrea Saddler - asaddler@civitasmedia.com



A garage belonging to BRC Trucking caught fire on Thursday evening.


photo courtesy of Candy Sawyers

MARTIN – The Martin Fire Department was busy last week battling three separate structural fires.

On Sunday, June 26, the vacant building in downtown that once housed Giovanni’s caught fire.

Then, on Thursday, both a vacant house on Jenny’s Street and BRC Trucking on Route 122 caught fire.

The former Giovanni’s building was vacant at the time of the fire on Sunday, June 24. According to fire officials, foul play is suspected and the investigation has been turned over to the Kentucky State Police Arson Unit.

Fire crews from the Martin and Maytown fire departments responded to a structure fire at BRC Trucking on Thursday. A garage at BRC Trucking, located across the street from the Floyd County Schools’ bus garage, was destroyed. Crews closed Route 122 as they battled the blaze for several hours attempted to get the fire under control. No more information about the BRC Trucking fire was available at press time.

As fire crews battled a blaze at BRC Trucking, another call came in about a house fire on Jenny’s street in Martin. When fire crews from both the Martin and Maytown fire departments arrived, thick heavy black smoke was rolling out of the house. According to officials, the fire on Jenny’s Street also appeared suspicious. The investigation on the house fire has been turned over the KSP Arson investigator.

No injuries were reported at either fire.

A garage belonging to BRC Trucking caught fire on Thursday evening.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_BRC-Fire.jpgA garage belonging to BRC Trucking caught fire on Thursday evening. photo courtesy of Candy Sawyers

By Andrea Saddler

asaddler@civitasmedia.com

Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.

Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.

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