Fiery Photos from Overnight Blaze at Owensboro Burger King
There was an overnight fire at the Burger King location at 18th and Triplett Streets here in Owensboro. According to the Owensboro Fire Department, a call was placed to dispatch at 12:44am. An employee of the BK reported smoke inside the building. Within minutes, Engine 4 was on the scene. Not only did they see smoke rolling out of the building, ultimately there were flames coming from the roof as well.
Barbie Korfhage of Owensboro was in the neighborhood at the time of the blaze. Barbie is an independent driver (think Lyft, but not). She couldn't sleep last night and was out giving rides when she happened across the scene. She captured some photos of the structure fire and the efforts to extinguish it.
Barbie also captured Facebook video. If you'd to see it, CLICK HERE!
Barbie shared, "RIP 18th Street Burger King." As you can see from Barbie's photos and confirmed by the Owensboro Fire Department, the Owensboro Police Department, AMR and OMU were there to assist with the blaze.
According to OFD, the "Incident Commander directed two aerial devices set up at opposite corners to drown visible flames from above while crews on the ground stretched hose to knock down what could be accessed from multiple sides."
Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident. As of this morning, the fire remains under investigation. We'll update the story as more details become available.