Uniontown storage shed a total loss after fire

Uniontown storage shed a total loss after fire

UNIONTOWN, KY (WFIE) - Where a storage shed once stood on Buckman Lane, is now just an empty area of singed grass.

The Uniontown Fire Department responded to the call earlier this morning around 8.

“We had the fire under control in about 20 minutes. We were on scene within five minutes after the initial page for the apartments,” said Union County Assistant Fire Chief Jeremy Millikan

The damage was a total loss and the shed could not be saved, but the building was not the only thing that was lost.

“While we were en route up there, we were advised their were two dogs inside of the building. The property owner tried to get those animals out but was unable to.”

The homeowner said that he had 10-year-old chocolate lab and a two-year-old basset hound that were kept in a pen behind the storage building. He said the metal was too hot to open up and set the dogs free. Both dogs died in the fire.

The source of the fire is still being investigated but the fire department could have a lead.

“The homeowner did mention about having a heat lamp back there, but we still don’t know if that was the cause or not,” said Millikan.

Although Millikan is relieved that nobody was hurt or injured in the fire, he says the blaze was just too much.

“It’s too early to tell what happened. You know it is unfortunate. We’re sorry for them about their pets. Wish there was something more we could have done there but... When we first got their it was fully engulfed so it was just, you know, too far gone," said Millikan.

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