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Huge field fire off of Rock Creek Road, hill fire next to WK Parkway

The Clarkson and Leitchfield Fire Departments responded to a huge field fire off of Rock Creek and Alexis Roads on Thursday afternoon about 12:30.

The first call from dispatch went out to Clarkson firefighters, but after arriving on the scene and seeing the enormous advancing line of fire, Clarkson asked for assistance from the Leitchfield Fire Department.

The fire, which engulfed several acres of land from across the street of 2598 Rock Creek Road and behind 2767 Rock Creek, down to Alexis Road -- a distance of nearly half-a-mile -- endangered several homes along Rock Creek and Alexis.

The fire, spurred by high winds, made its way into a wooded area, traveling nearly a mile off of Rock Creek.

At approximately 1:20, someone traveling east on the Western Kentucky Parkway called 911 to report a fire along a hillside parallel with the parkway.  Leitchfield firefighters responded to the call from the Rock Creek Road area, and arrived about three-quarters of a mile east of the Leitchfield exit to find a fire burning on a hill, racing toward the highway.

The hillside fire was extinguished before it could reach the parkway. Meanwhile, Clarkson and Leitchfield firefighters battled to extinguish the fire off of Rock Creek Road until the scene was cleared at 2:35.

There were no injuries reported at either fire, and no homes were damaged.


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Locations : Western Kentucky
People : Alexis Roads
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