Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fire in downtown Hazard displaces 35 families

(AP) — A large fire that broke out in a building in downtown Hazard has been contained.

Media report the blaze at the building that houses the Peking Chinese Restaurant as well as apartments was reported Tuesday at around 5 a.m. No injuries were reported, though about 35 families have been displaced.

Hazard Police Department Deputy Chief said a portion of Main Street is closed as well as some businesses, though municipal offices remain open. He says people are being asked to avoid the area if possible so firefighters can continue their work.

First Presbyterian Church is providing temporary shelter to those in need.