Firefighters who saved the historic Whiskey Row are being celebrated 'Kentucky style'

  • Source: WLKY-TV CBS 32 Louisville
  • Published: 07/08/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: What better way to say 'thank you' than with a bottle of bourbon? That's what Old Forester is doing to commemorate the Firefighters who saved Whiskey Row seven years ago. The historic block in Downtown Louisville caught fire on July 7, 2015, and was nearly destroyed. Firefighters managed to safely put out the fire while also preserving the historic façade. As Louisville Fire Chief Gregory Frederick remembers, it was not an easy task. "It was a huge challenge for us," Frederick said. "Not to mention that it was such a large area, it was almost like having two separate fires. One on Washington Street, and one on Main Street." It took several hours for the firefighter to extinguish the blaze. Nearby business the Troll Pub went without damage. "We were extremely lucky," operating partner Ben Barker said.


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