LANCASTER - A fire destroyed a vacant apartment building Wednesday in Lancaster. The cause is under investigation, but a fire official suggested it could have been deliberately set.
The four-unit Goff Apartments at 114 Lexington St. was destroyed in the blaze that started about 5:10 p.m., Lancaster Fire and Rescue Chief Kenneth Adams said today.
About 30 firefighters from Lancaster and Garrard County District 1 battled the blaze until about 1 a.m., he said. Adams said he inspected the building throughout the night, checking for hot spots.
Three firefighters were slightly injured on the scene, Adams said. The worst injury came when the ceiling in an upstairs apartment collapsed and struck a man on the shoulder. One man suffered a leg injury, and another said he got something in his eye.