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February 1, 2018


When: January 31st, 2018 @ 3:45 p.m.

Where: Lost Branch Road Martha, KY

Injuries: One injury

Damage: Minor fire damage at site

Cause: Kentucky State Fire Marshal and Kentucky Division of Oil and Gas are investigating the incident.


Details: Lawrence County E-911 received a call of a subject receiving burns from a flash fire at the site of an oil and gas drilling site on Lost Branch Road in Martha around 3:45 p.m. this afternoon.

The subject was being transported by private vehicle and they were requesting an ambulance meet them on the way to the hospital.

The fire was extinguished prior to the report to 911. The reporting party stated the scene was secure and no oil or gas leaked at the site.

Netcare Ambulance Lawrence County was dispatched to the scene and they in turned requested aeromedical to respond to due to the patient having suffered significant burns to his face.

LC-E911 requested aeromedical and dispatched the Blaine Fire Department to establish a landing zone at Rich Creek boat ramp. E-911 notified LC EMA of the incident and in turn the LC EMA notified the State Emergency Operations Center of the incident.

Due to no response from BVFD LC-E911 notified Louisa Fire Department to respond to handle the landing zone. Patient was transported for KY 32 to the landing zone by Netcare and then transferred to Healthnet Aeromedical. Patient was then flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV.

The Kentucky Fire Marshal’s Office and the Kentucky Division of Oil and Gas are handling the investigation into the cause of the incident.



-2 #5 Citizen of blaine 2018-02-04 15:05
Quoting Diana Smith:
BVFD did respond to the scene. When he called in that he was on scene he was not acknowledged. I witnessed that. Come on out and join the Volunteers to help the community too.

If he showed up then fine but we know for a fact that they do NOT go on runs and you can check the records at Dispatch for that and as far as Volunteering I have done that for a long time so I know how to make Runs NOT like them that is all I have to say.
+1 #4 Diana Smith 2018-02-03 16:13
BVFD did respond to the scene. When he called in that he was on scene he was not acknowledged. I witnessed that. Come on out and join the Volunteers to help the community too.
0 #3 us citizen 2018-02-03 04:40
Who was the person who was injured
+7 #2 Citizen 2018-02-01 17:57
This is the main reason why Blaine Fire Dept does NOT need that Grant to build another Fire Dept of that size Blaine needs one but not in Martha and they need a small one because they will NOT use the one they have Blaine Fire Dept. has Really gone downhill.
+8 #1 Just me 2018-02-01 17:21
The BVFD gets a 400k grant for a new station and can’t even find firefighters to set up a LZ? You can build a building but it takes ppl to make a fire dept. and they don’t have the heart or personnel to have a dept.!

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