Crews respond to early morning fire in downtown Monticello

Posted at 7:11 AM, Jun 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-24 17:59:34-04

WAYNE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A busy morning in Monticello after a fire completely destroyed two buildings in downtown Monitcello.

Main Street was shut down since early Friday morning as crews worked to put out flames at two buildings next to the Wayne County Courthouse.

Monticello Fire Chief Gabe Heatherly said it was the second fire of the day. This fire was noticed while crews responded to a separate fire around midnight. Crews were able to put that initial fire out within 30 minutes.

According to Heatherly, around 3 a.m. Friday a second fire was reported at the Bill Wray building off of North Main Street, right next to Wayne County Courthouse.

Both of the buildings are vacant but there are apartments behind it. The courthouse next to this building suffered minor water damage but nothing spread from the fire.

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A person was taken to the hospital for evaluation but their injuries are not serious.

LEX 18 has a crew headed to the scene, stay with us for the latest updates.