COAL RUN, Ky. — A fire at the Taco Bell in Coal Run Sunday evening took the power of eight local fire crews to extinguish.
“We got the call a few minutes before 5:00 p.m.,” said Coal Run Fire Chief Levi Coleman, Jr. “We had some fire units pretty close to the scene when the call came out, so we got a couple of trucks on site pretty quickly.”
When his men arrived on scene, Coleman said they entered the building from the back to fight the fire. The bulk of the fire was in the rear of the building, in the kitchen area.
“Our crews started making entry into the rear of the building where the bulk of the fire was at that time,” Coleman said. “We had aerial ladder trucks and some tankers; we needed all the manpower to help us deal with the fire.”
Still unsure how the fire started, eight different fire crews attacked the fire for hours.
“We were there until probably 11:30 p.m. working,” Coleman said.
As far as a dollar amount of damage, Coleman says he is unsure, but they classified the damage as a ‘total loss.’
Although crews are unsure of any customers in the building at the time of the fire, all workers made it out safely, according to Coleman.
Everyone got out safely, and no injuries were reported from the fire,” Coleman said. “All of our firefighters made it out safely, and went home last night. No injuries there as well.”
Coleman says he and his crew were back on site Monday morning with the State Fire Marshal’s office to see if they can find the cause of the fire and where it came from.
Firefighters say they will be an investigating how the fire started. The investigation is still ongoing.