Lexington couple stops fire from spreading to home

By: Sam Smith Email
By: Sam Smith Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Lexington couple is credited with stopping a fire from spreading to a home. According to fire officials on scene, if it weren't for Scott and Lacy Rinehart, a porch fire could have turned into something worse.

The Rineharts were driving home on the interstate on Sunday evening. The couple spotted smoke in the sky, exited the interstate, and started looking for the source. They tracked it to a home on Coroneo Lane in Lexington. The home's wooden deck was on fire.

"We actually had a couple of McDonald's sundae cups, throwing water on the fire. Then, the homeowner had a hose. We hooked the hose up, and started spraying the porch until the fire department got here," said Scott Rinehart.

The homeowner was home, but was unaware of the fire.

Major Joe Madden says if not for the Rineharts, more than the porch would be burned.

"It really saved this house from being more severely damaged," said Madden.

"We would hope someone would do the same for us if they noticed it," explained Rinehart.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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