Feb 16, 2013 8:46 PM
Flames and smoke from a Saturday night house fire only caused moderate damage to the structure, said Lexington firefighters.
Crews got the call to the 200 block of Sherman avenue around 7:00 p.m.
"I saw flames flying out of the house," said Landon Howe, who captured the intensity of the fire from his camera. "I initially thought the sirens were in the background of the show we were watching. I saw firefighters going in. It was real at that point."
The fire itself was put out within minutes, said Battalion Chief Brian Wainscott, who added that electricity and gas were connected to the house even though the people who lived there had recently moved out.
"It looks like it started in the front room of the structure," said Wainscott.
Andre Volpato and his son, Anthony Justice, told LEX 18 they beat emergency responders to the scene when they drove up to the corner store on Sherman Ave. just yards away from the house.
"As soon as the air went in the house the fire started," said Volpato. "The windows started blowing up. The fire stuck out at least four feet."
Fire investigators stayed on scene several hours after the fire was put out. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.