Monday fire that injured firefighter under investigation

Apr. 22—The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fire that broke out Monday afternoon off Cumberland Gap Parkway in north Corbin.

Laurel Sheriff's Detective Taylor McDaniel along with Captain Richard Dalrymple and Det. Hunter Disney are leading the investigation regarding the fire the old King's Truck Stop, which was reported at 3:27 p.m. Monday.

Numerous area fire departments responded to the scene of a fire which occurred off West Cumberland Gap Parkway approximately 10 miles south of London at the abandoned building-garage located along the roadway near I — 75's Exit 29.

Sheriff's investigators report that information has been developed that homeless individuals were occupying the abandoned building when the fire broke out. Through investigation, all but one of those individuals has been accounted for.

The Laurel County Sheriff's office has secured the scene and will return for further investigation on Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. to sift through the ruins attempting to account for the last individual not yet located.

ATF agents will also be on scene Tuesday morning to assist on the investigation. Cause of the fire has not yet been determined at press time. The state fire marshal's office has been advised.

A volunteer firefighter received injuries while fighting the fire and was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment of unspecified injuries.

Also assisting on the investigation for the Laurel County Sheriff's Office are Sgt. Brett Reeves and Deputy Cyruss McVey. In addition, the Laurel County Department of Public Safety along with Emergency Management Director Justin Noe also assisted along with numerous area fire departments.

Det. McDaniel is the case officer. Investigation will be continuing and updates will be posted as the information becomes available.