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October 25, 2012

Man injured in Jacksboro Street fire

Fergsuon —  

A man was injured in a fire at a Ferguson residence this weekend. 
Captain James Kriege, with the Ferguson Fire Department, said they responded to a report of a fire at a residence at 312 Jacksboro Street just before 7 p.m. Saturday. 
Kriege, who was one of the first on the scene, encountered a burn victim who had been inside the bathroom of the residence when a sudden fire occurred.
“He (the victim) ran toward me and I got him in the truck and took him to the ambulance and we set up an LZ (landing zone) to fly him out,” Kriege said.
The male, 22, sustained second- and third-degree burns to his face, head, hands, and arms, according to Kriege. 
Kriege said his department made it to the scene of the fire in less than a minute, and it was that quick response that allowed them to contain the fire to the bathroom. 
“We saved the house,” Kriege said. “Just the bathroom was damaged.”
Kriege said the rest of the house did sustain smoke damage.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, but Kriege said the male victim apparently lit a cigarette while in the bathroom, which set off the blaze.
A gas-like smell was reported at the scene, but Kriege emphasized the cause of the blaze remains unknown. 
Kriege said the Kentucky Fire Marshal’s office responded to the residence, along with the Somerset Fire Investigation Team. 
Kriege said the residents of the home have been relocated to another location with help from the American Red Cross.
The Burnside Fire Department and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department also responded Saturday to the fire. 

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