Fleming officials investigate fire

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FLEMINGSBURG — A recent fire in Flemingsburg is being investigated as an alleged arson.

Flemingsburg Police Chief Brian Bowling said the police department, Flemingsburg Fire Department and the Ewing Fire Department recently responded to a structure fire on Elizaville Avenue around 5:17 a.m., April 10.

“The owner of this home, Mr. Steve Spencer, was awakened by the smell of smoke in his residence,” Bowling said. “Mr. Spencer attempted to extinguish the fire prior to the arrival of emergency services, but was unsuccessful.”

Bowling said, through an investigation, it was determined the fire was intentionally set in a garbage can located behind the residence.

Bowling said city workers later discovered another trash can containing burned trash, while they were collecting the trash in the neighborhood.

“The residential arson remains under investigation by Detective Shane Barns, arson investigator for the Kentucky State Police,” Bowling said.

Anyone with information on the alleged arson is asked to contact dispatch at 606-845-2121 or KSP at 606-784-4127.

“Residents living in this area are encouraged to call the Flemingsburg Police Department regarding any suspicious activity or suspicious persons,” Bowling said.

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