Several fires set, one arrested after University of Kentucky's win over Florida

A burning piece of furniture on University Avenue is extinguished by the Lexington Fire Department after a victory by the Kentucky Wildcats over the Florida Gators.

By Alta Spells, CNN

(CNN) -- Fan celebrations following the University of Kentucky's victory over the University of Florida in Saturday's football game resulted in several fires and at least one arrest, according to Lexington officials.

The Lexington Fire Department responded Saturday night to at least five incidents stemming from fan celebrations on State and Crescent Streets, just west of the University of Kentucky campus, Battalion Chief Jordan Sass, a department spokesperson, told CNN.

A couch and trash were set on fire and at least two people were injured, he said, adding neither was life-threatening. Several of the department's fire trucks were struck with debris as firefighters were among the crowds extinguishing the fires, Sass said.

Lexington Police officers were also in the area, Sgt. Donnell Gordon told CNN, monitoring the crowd for safety concerns.

One man was arrested during the event and faces a charge of alcohol intoxication, Gordon added.

The crowd began to disperse around midnight, police said.

The Kentucky Wildcats beat the 10th-ranked Florida Gators 20-13 Saturday for the first time at home since 1986.

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