Darren Doyle, story and photos:
A Wingfield salvage yard was heavily damaged today around 3pm when fire tore through the property owned by Billy Miller who lives near the Edmonson/Warren County line on HWY 1749.
Smoke could be seen for miles as dozens of old vehicles, mobile homes, semi-trailers, and other various equipment burned in the blaze.
Mr. Miller said he didn't know how the fire started.
"It could've been a lot worse than it was," he said. "At least nobody got hurt and the fire was kept away from houses."
Miller said at least one of the semi-trailers was full of building materials, which obviously served as plenty of fuel for the fire.
Responding to the fire were the Wingfield and Richardsville Fire Departments, as well as Brownsville, Chalybeate, and Rocky Hill departments.
One of the cars in the salvage yard was a 1968 Mercury Comet that had the back end burned.
"I was wanting to restore that," Mr. Miller said. "I don't guess I will now."
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