Highway 259 was temporarily shut down today as a brutal fire overtook Jacobs' Log Furniture in Lindseyville this afternoon. Six different fire departments were on scene doing their best to fight the blaze, but the building, filled with log furniture, lumber, and other building materials, went up in flames at an amazing pace. Firefighters labored through the intense smoke and flames to control the damage and keep other property safe. Anneta, Kyrock, Lincoln, Brownsville, Rocky Hill, and Bear Creek Fire Departments were all on hand helping in any way they could.
Jacobs' Log Furniture has been in operation for 13 years, the last three being at the present location. Owner Jeff Jacobs said that someone saw the fire and drove to his wife's restaurant, Laura's Hilltop, and gave her the news. She tried calling him, but Jacobs had no cell phone service at his current location on Nolin Lake with a customer. Having no idea of the fire, he had borrowed the customer's phone to call her for another reason, that's when she gave him the news.
"Normally, we always leave one person here, but we all went on a furniture delivery today. 99.9% of the time, there's always one person here," he said. There were no reported injuries. "I don't know what we'll do now, we've got customers, we've got orders, I mean, I can't even get ahold of them. All of their information was inside. We just moved all of our tools back in there this morning, we're pretty much at ground zero," he said.
Along with the fire departments, the KY State Highway Department was on scene helping with traffic detours. No one had any idea what caused the fire, which is now under investigation.
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