Firefighters Battle Fire In Western KY Town Of Greenville

Sep 11, 2009 Full story: KLEX TV 12

Firefighters in Muhlenberg County have been busy with a fire in the town of Greenville.

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charlie carender

Central City, KY

#1 Sep 11, 2009
they still dont got it out
GreenvilleReside nt

United States

#2 Sep 11, 2009
You're right, it's not out, but it's under control. It's going to smolder & have hot spots... ANY fire does! Especially buildings as old as those!!!

The firemen who responded to, and put their lives on the line, to fight that fire have done an amazing job. Do you realize how easily that entire section, from First Baptist to Lynn's Deli, could have been burned???? They kept it contained to basically two buildings, which is phenominal.

Great job to EVERYONE who played a part in fighting this fire!!!

United States

#3 Sep 11, 2009
Hey ! charLIE. Drove by just 30 min ago and 2 little spouts of smoke. What do you expect from such a disaster. The Best of all Fire Fighters were there last night. Some are still posted there now at this time. I am Sure they Know what they are Doing. My deepest Thanks go to all who saved our town from a disaster. May God always be with You All. Thank You !

Utica, KY

#4 Sep 11, 2009
Great Job Muhlenberg County and Greenville City on containing the fire in downtown Greenville!!! Our fellow firefighters are dedicated and serious about their job (no pay)!! All firefighters everywhere and police deserve our upmost respect and thanks for all that they do and for putting their lives on the line for the citizens daily!! God Bless you all!! And especially those great ones that gave up their lives on this day 8 yr ago! May God be with those families today!!


Since: Sep 09

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#5 Sep 11, 2009
I think the fire departments did a great job too:)
Big Stevie

Spring, TX

#6 Sep 12, 2009
I was born and raised in Greenville, but moved away 43 years ago. I come back to visit at least once a year, and sometimes twice. My family's all but died out, but my wife's is still going strong, so we have lots of friends and family still to visit.

Greenville has always been very dear to our hearts and I was shocked to learn of this fire. So many people have worked so hard to renovate and renew the old buildings in the Paint the Town project, and there has always been so much civic pride there.

When I first saw the news online, my heart just sank. My wife cried when I told her. From what I've been able to learn, the fire was contained to just Lynn's and the beauty shop next door, which is a miracle, considering the age of the buildings and the chance that the whole west side of Main could have been lost.

The fact that the damage was contained so well is a tribute to the firefighters of Greenville, and all the others who rushed in from the surrounding areas to help. We all owe them such a debt of gratitude that it will be impossible to ever express it properly, except to say, "Thank you, and God bless you for saving my Home Town."

Nashville, TN

#7 Sep 12, 2009
Thanks goes out to everyone that had part in saving our town! You should be honored on this day, every year for not only for this, but for everything you do! 9-11 should be marked in our town a day to remember and give thanks to those who risk there life for us here in this county to all emergency and health employees of Muhlenberg County you are truley appreciated and loved in my book! Thank you!
Greenville all the way

Greenville, KY

#8 Sep 12, 2009
Don't forget the fire personnel from Owensboro and Madisonville, that responded immediately! I think all the FDs did an exceptional job, and I for one applaude them!


#9 Sep 12, 2009
As I drove up Main Street my heart sank when I saw the smoldering buildigs as Fire Fighters extinguished the blaze. I could see the fire had taken place in the second block of town but not knowing what buildings were involved I soon became concerned and worried. Being an avid visitor of the Local Genealogy and History annex, and the Public Libray, I imagined all those wonderful books, research materials, and historcal documents gone forever. When I saw what was once Martin's Electronics and Lynn's Cafe, my heart went out to those who owned the businesses and buildings. If not for the brave efforts and hard work of the Fire Fighters, total devestation could have taken place. My sincere thanks go out to those who put their lives on the line to save and preserve what is truly a historical and beautiful landmark in our county.
Mommy Dearest

United States

#10 May 10, 2014
Old news
Lucifer's wife

United States

#11 May 15, 2014
Um no sh*t, u don't c the damn dates

Central City, KY

#12 May 15, 2014
[QUOTE who="Lucifer's wife"]Um no sh*t, u don't c the damn dates[/QUOTE]
Lol'd they probably didn't and we're referring to the Watson home or tobacco warehouse.

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