SOUTH LAUREL — Ten emergency agencies united on Monday afternoon to fight a blaze at Bolton's Towing behind the Pilot at Exit 29 in North Corbin.
Each separate unit worked together to use the skills and equipment they brought to the scene to extinguish the fire involving over 100 vehicles. Thirty of the vehicles caught ablaze among two semis, one of which contained mustard, according to Chad Jackson, Assistant Chief of West Knox Fire Department (the department in charge).
"This fire was unique due to the multiple vehicles involved, in addition to the oils and fuels. One of the trailers had mustard in it," Jackson said.
The first emergency unit was dispatched to the scene at 2:39 p.m. and the last unit left the scene at 5:32 p.m. — reporting no injuries.
The source of the fire has not yet been determined and is under investigation.
Those who assisted the West Knox Fire Department included Corbin, Keavy, Campground, Lily, Bush, London City, and East Bernstadt fire departments among Laurel County Emergency Management, Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County and London Laurel Rescue Squad.
"Even though there were two career fire departments on the scene, all the others were volunteers. Naturally, a fire in the mid afternoon, people are at work and the volunteer firefighters often have to call on other volunteers for help," Jackson said. "We all work good together. We train together and we are all there to do the same job."
Jackson expressed his gratitude for all those who responded.
"We all worked well together," he said.