Fire crews working large fire in W. Shepherdsville

Large fire burns near Mt. Elmira Rd. in Bullitt Co.

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Fire officials in Bullitt County confirm they are working a large fire in the 3000 block of Mt. Elmira Road.

Assistant Fire Chief Mike Robison of the Nichols Fire Department  has confirmed a deep ravine filled with wood chips since 1979 is on fire.

The hole is 250 feet deep and 75-yards wide.

Fire officials say they initially responded around 8 a.m. Sunday and tell WHAS11 News they will be there all night monitoring the fire.

Assistant Chief Robison called their operation a “waiting game” at this point. They can’t fight the blaze.

“There’s nothing we can do. There’s not enough water in the county to put this fire out,” Robison said.

Fire officials at this point say no homes are in harm’s way. They do not believe the fire poses any danger to the public. 


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