Firefighter Recovering From Burn Injury

A firefighter is at UK Hospital recovering, after being burned while fighting a house fire.

The house caught fire on Parsons Lane Monday night.

Firefighters aren't yet sure what started the fire.
When firefighters arrived they say the garage was fully engulfed.

Chief Bob Hendricks says the firefighter was injured while inside the house. Lieutenant Richard Carlin suffered serious injuries, but was conscious and talking when he was taken to the hospital.

According to the Lexington Fire Department, Lt. Carlin is being treated for burns at the University of Kentucky Burn Unit. His condition is still being evaluated, but he is expected to remain in the hospital for some time.

Firefighters continue to stand watch with his family at the hospital.

AP Story

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A central Kentucky firefighter is in a hospital's burn unit with injuries he sustained while fighting a fire late last night.

The firefighter, Lieutenant Richard Carlin, was alert and talking during the ride to University of Kentucky Hospital.

Assistant Fire Chief Chuck Fowler says Carlin is being treated at the University of Kentucky Burn Unit, where his condition was being evaluated today.

Carlin is a 12-year veteran of the fire department and serves as a fire officer, a rescue technician, and a licensed paramedic. He also serves as a firefighter for the Middletown Fire Protection District.

Firefighters said the garage of the Lexington home was engulfed in flames when they arrived. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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