Fire destroys almost one whole block in Millersburg yesterday, June 22, 2022. That included three apartments , as well as the post office.
It was been a challenging day for firefighters – hot weather when the fire started, then a storm with gusty winds. A lot of civilians came out with coolers of water to help. First responders said that made a big difference for them.
While the firefighters battled the inferno for hours, the park across the street became a viewing area where bystanders remarked that it could take months even years to build back if it is decided to build back. “There’s going to be a big old hole in the city.”
The buildings were close to or over 100 years old and memories and stories were being shared as viewer stood helplessly watching: Pawnshops, a veterinarian clinic., a movie theater…history that has gone up in smoke.
The buildings may be gone, three apartments destroyed, and several people without a home for now; but no one was hurt and the community will help them however they need.
This story will be updated both online and in next Thursday’s Bourbon County Citizen.