U.S. Congressman Andy Biggs, and U.S. Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee speaking with supporters at a "Liberty for Trump" event at the Graduate Hotel in Tempe, Arizona. [Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore Wikimedia Commons]
The Bowling Green, Kentucky, office of Republican Sen. Rand Paul reportedly suffered damage in a fire on Friday morning.
Paul’s local office is housed in a commercial building on State Street that was extensively damaged by the fire.
The front of Paul’s office required the removal of a number of substantial tree limbs so that a hose could pass through the second story windows. In order to attack the flames from above, firefighters manned the aerials of trucks 1 and 6.
According to a representative for the Bowling Green Fire Department, authorities arrived at the scene of the fire around 1:45 am. The representative stated that the building’s roof collapsed, seriously compromising its structural integrity.
BG Fire crews still on scene at a structure fire on State Street. The building housed Sen. Rand Paul’s Bg office. Traffic is being detoured. Cause unknown as of 8:30 this morning. More to come. pic.twitter.com/6CoTdgBxH5
It is so far unclear what the cause of the fire was as it is still currently under investigation.
“We are thankful for the Bowling Green first responders who arrived quickly to the scene to put out the fire, and are continuing to work with authorities to assess damages and to determine a cause. We have a very well established emergency management plan and have the ability to continue operations that will not impact our work helping Kentuckians,” Paul’s office said in a statement.