Episode 19: Bluegrass Stockyards Fire

Helen looks into the Lexington Stockyard fire that happened on January 30. Battalion Chief Greg Bare joins her to discuss how firefighters keep themselves and us safe. 

One of the largest fires in Lexington’s history took place in January 2016 had people confined to their homes for hours afterwards. Battalion Chief Gregg Bayer, chief of the special operations command of the Lexington Fire Department, talks about firefighting and emergency response in the age of plastics and terrorism. Nowadays, every fire is a hazmat incident—but not every hazmat incident is a fire.

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