Bowling Green Fire Department, 1898

Fire Flashback: Yellow Cab Fire

From The Daily News
by Burton Speakman

In the wake of a fire that destroyed its building Wednesday, the Yellow Cab Co. has temporarily relocated. President Joe Boyd said today the company is operating out of the Old Hickory Building at 2530 Scottsville Rd. Despite losing five of its 50 vehicles in the blaze, Boyd said the company will still be able to serve the community. He also thanked people for their help.

"You wouldn't believe the support we've received from the community," Boyd said, "People have been coming by to see if we're OK, bringing us Cokes and food. Preachers have come by."

Firefighters spent nearly 12 hours extinguishing the fire at the company's building at 1586 Old Louisville Road. The call for the fire was reported at 10:55 a.m., said Marlee Boenig, spokesman for the Bowling Green Fire Department. The department left the scene at 10:15 p.m. Firefighters on the department's ariel ladder engine directed water through the top of the building while others manned each side of the building with hoses.

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