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Lexington Fire rescues man trapped in house after collapse

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Posted at 10:49 AM, Feb 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-06 12:04:21-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Lexington Fire Department rescued a man after a house partially collapsed Saturday morning, according to an LEX18 photographer who witnessed the incident.

Shane Poynter, with the Lexington Fire Department, said he was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Poynter said the collapse happened around 10 a.m. this morning when three people were inside and preparing to demolish the home located at 522 Merino Street.

However, it collapsed prematurely. Two people were able to make it out in time.

Only the front of the home has collapsed while the back appears to still be standing.

Firefighters work to rescue person trapped inside collapsed home

One other person who was working on the house has been sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police ask that drivers avoid Merino Street between Pine and Oliver Lewis Way.

This is a developing story. Please check back later for updates.