A Flood Watch and a Winter Storm Watch are out for the entire region late Tuesday through early Thursday. Heavy rain develops Tuesday night into Wednesday morning and may put down 1”-3” in some areas. Arctic air pushes in from west to east on Wednesday with heavy sleet and snow taking over. That setup could produce several inches of accumulation. Snow will slowly end from west to east Thursday as bitterly cold air continues to push in.
The residents of the Tower Plaza in Lexington woke up to smoke and flames Wednesday morning.
The fire alarm went off at around 5:30 A.M. and forced residents to evacuate the building.
Residents of the building tell WKYT that a woman on the 8th floor was responsible . The woman was smoking a cigarette while on an oxygen machine and fell asleep. She was later treated on the scene for smoke inhalation.
The apartment that the fire ignited in has significant damage. The rest of the building is dealing with water damage.
Many Lexington fire crews were called out to the scene, even though it was a small fire because many of the residents are elderly and needed help getting safely out of the building.