Fire in Lexington

The fire at Lexington Furniture Plant No. 1, between Elk and South Railroad streets, as captured from a still image of video of the fire.

Firefighters were battling a large fire in a vacant furniture warehouse in Lexington on Tuesday night.

The fire at Lexington Furniture Plant No. 1, between Elk and South Railroad streets, started around 2 a.m. Tuesday and crews believed they had extinguished it, but the fire rekindled around 5 p.m., according to WGHP/FOX 8, the Journal’s news-gathering partner.

The plant was featured last year on the TV show, "Salvage Dawgs, " which appears nationally on the DIY Network in 2016, The Lexington Dispatch confirmed.

For the show, a team conducted a salvage operation inside the closed plant to save some of the building's fixtures from the landfill. A silent auction of the salvaged items was to raise money for the American Legion Post 8.

Lexington Home Brands closed the plant in August of 2003, laying off the remaining 160 employees there. The city of Lexington bought the closed plant in 2007 for $1.05 million.

No injuries have been reported.

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