It’s been one year since flames tore through the old Feeder Mill in Lexington. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Deputy Fire Chief Glen Wyse:
Crews responded just before midnight on October 31st, 2012. “The building was being under demolition at the time. MFA was doing away with the structure,” said Wyse, “But our crews and several other mutual aid crews responded to the scene to extinguish the fire. The heaviest part of that fire would have been in a lower portion, below grade. Which would be below ground of the structure.”
The blaze was started by a cutting torch early in the day. The structure has now been cleared away. “MFA had gotten with a second contractor, and they went ahead and went in there and demolished the building and removed all of the building that was left after the second fire took place for the same reason. And it was moved off-scene, and they’ve got everything back to normal now.”
The fire did not cause any injuries. No cost estimates were completed, because the building was being demolished at the time of the blaze.