Date of release: March 16, 2017
Crews from all five Paducah fire stations responded last night to a fire at Dudley Court Apartments located at 801 McGuire Avenue. Crews were on the scene for three hours. The call was issued at 9:33 p.m. regarding a fire in Building L. No one was injured in the fire.
All eight apartments in the building had to be evacuated due to smoke damage with three of the apartments receiving heavy damage from the fire. None of the apartments can be occupied until repaired. At least twenty residents lived in those apartments. The Western Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting those residents.
The Paducah Fire Prevention Division says the fire started due to an unattended pan of grease on a hot stove.