One person injured in East Maxwell Fire

Debris from the fire sits on the front lawn on Thursday, April 16, 2015 in Lexington, In. Photo by Jonathan Krueger

By Cheyene Miller

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One person was transported to UK Chandler Hospital for burn injuries after a house fire on the 400 block of East Maxwell Street on Thursday morning.

The severity of the injuries is unknown. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the blaze, but the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that the fire was caused accidentally.

Firefighters from the Lexington Fire Department knocked down the fire 11 minutes after the dispatch had been made.

The call came at 9:35 a.m. from an area heavily populated by UK students, though it is currently unknown whether or not students occupied the apartment.

“They had a structure fire that basically was contained mostly on the first floor,” said Lexington Fire Lt. Shannon Isom. Isom said the responding firefighters had the fire under control by 9:46 a.m.

The damage to the unit was extensive, but was mostly contained.

“They pretty much had a quick knock-down on it,” said Isom, who explained that a fire knock-down means that the major flames have been extinguished. “That means you’ve taken out the majority of the fire. They may have small flames here or there that they’re still searching for.”