• Smoke rises from a large fire in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Authorities say the large fire at the Blue Grass Stockyards complex has spread to other businesses. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)

    Massive fire destroys Lexington stockyard, many businesses

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A massive fire destroyed a 70-year-old beef cattle auction business in Lexington on Saturday, churning up a plume of thick, black smoke that darkened the skies for miles as the wind-whipped flames consumed several nearby businesses.