Some smoke inside Lexington’s First United Methodist Church led to a fire call around 3:00pm Monday by the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department. It occurred in a utility room near the office entrance. Fire Chief Dahlas Holbein says a light ballast appeared to short-out and burn some nearby plastic tubing, which pulled smoke into other parts of the building. He says they “were able to extinguish it and get it out pretty quick.”
He says they were fortunate that a person caught it just before they planned to leave the building as the resulting fire damage was minimal to the light fixture and plastic tubing along with limited smoke damage.
Firefighters aired the area out with fans.