Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Local News

April 5, 2013

GFD responds to apartment fire

GLASGOW — The Glasgow Fire Department responded at 7:30 p.m. Friday to 609 E. Main St. for a reported apartment on fire.

On arrival, firefighters found that the fire was out, and upon investigation it was found that the person renting the apartment was using a can of expanding foam to seal some holes where the wall meets tbe floor next to a natural gas water heater, according to a GFD press release. The foam and the vapors are flammable, so wben the vapors reached the pilot light, it ignited, setting off a flash fire that burned some of the foam and then some paper, according to the press release.

A neighbor who lived in an apartment next door used a fire extinguisher to try to put out the fire, also. The damage was minor and firefigbters were on the scene around 50 minutes, according the the statement.

Firefighters urge caution with the use of any product that produces flammable vapors to make sure that no open flames or heat sources are nearby.

1
Text Only
Local News
AP Video
The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe
Facebook
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Seasonal Content
Video