Furniture Factory Suffers Heavy Fire Damage Overnight

An overnight fire rips through an eastern Kentucky furniture factory.

It broke out just before midnight Friday at Flat Rock Furniture on Highway 421 in Jackson County.

All four of Jackson County’s fire departments responded as well as departments from nearby counties.

The middle part of the factory has heavy damage.

No one was working at the time. There are no reports of injuries.

Three years ago, Midsouth Electronics burned to the ground in Jackson County, leaving hundreds without jobs.

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  • by syd Location: jackson co on Apr 25, 2008 at 05:44 PM
    I'm so sorry that this county has suffered another fire in the county i hope that the employees find another job soon. Our prayers are with you. My husband lost his job when midsouth burned and the same week my husbands grandma died. So we feel the pain of lost wages but keep the faith something better is coming so keep the fight God is still in controll no matter what comes gas prices or whatever.We love you and your not failers. love you all n God does too.
  • by Tyner Location: Jackson County on Apr 25, 2008 at 02:08 PM
    Thank you to all of the Volunteer Firefighters who worked through the night to save the Flat Rock Factory.
  • by Ballard Location: McKee on Apr 25, 2008 at 05:36 AM
    another sign of the dead economy. at least insurance will pay for something that is not selling. The terrible housing market and outrageous fuel prices are having a severe impact. One might even say this is financial terrorism. Seems like some terrorists once said their attack would be on the heart of america. Money is that heart.


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