Call to laundromat shows quick response from firefighters

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Business suffered minor damage

Firefighters responded to North Fourth Street this evening on report of smoke coming from Mr. Tubs Coin Laundry.

Upon inspection, it was discovered that one of the business’s dryers had shorted out, charring two wall studs.
J.T. Bass, who will serve as fire chief of the Bardstown-Nelson County Volunteer Fire Department effective tomorrow, said it was fortunate that an employee alerted firefighters of the smoke.

“It was lucky that she was here,” Bass said. “A quick call, quick response. Everything went well.”

Bass said the damage was contained to a small wall area inside the business and that an electrician would need to be brought in to look at the appliances.

Though the event turned out to be relatively minor, three city trucks responded to the scene, something Bass said was a good thing.

“We’re right here around the corner,” Bass said, noting that the three trucks come in a certain response order. “This is a really good thing. Volunteers came back in. These were folks that were home, left supper on the table and came in.”