From Lexington Fire Department
LEXINGTON, KY - With the NCAA games approaching, the Lexington Fire Department would like to remind everyone to be safe during the post game celebration. Setting fires in the middle of a crowd is not only illegal but dangerous. In 2012 and again this past weekend, fire crews saw several people who had received accidental burns during the celebrations. Luckily most of these were minor, but some were not.
A majority of those injured were not the people who set the fires, although this does happen. Most of the injuries occurred as people gathered around the burning debris. As the crowd moves inward,those in front are often pushed too near the fire. On several occasions, those in front were inadvertently pushed into the flames.
Burns are painful and the results can be permanent. Follow these tips to ensure your celebration is injury free:
Please help keep this year's celebration injury free as we all support our Cats.