LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Two Fleming County firefighters are recovering after being injured while en route to a house fire that law enforcement said was intentionally set. 

The firefighters from the Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Department were en route to a fire on Hardwood Road Friday when both apparatus were involved in two separate incidents. 

“The tanker truck dropped off the shoulder of the road and the driver was slightly injured. Then a rescue truck in the area ready to assist rear-ended a mail carrier,” Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Department Chief Williams Thompson told FOX 56.

Thompson said a similar wreck claimed the life of his son several years ago.

“It’s pretty scary, we’ve been through it before, but we survived.”

A neighboring department had to take over the call after the wrecks. 

On Saturday before 1 a.m., firefighters with Muses Mill Fire department responded to the same home for another fire. 

The initial investigation shows the fire was not a result of hotspots reigniting. According to the Fleming County Sheriff’s Office, owner Karen King admitted to setting the fire. 

Agencies responded to the home later Sunday, this time a vehicle on the property was on fire. 

King is booked in the Mason County Detention Center facing first-degree arson and wanton endangerment.