Fire Leaves Boyle County Family Homeless

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

They escaped with their lives, but a Central Kentucky family lost everything Tuesday night when flames ripped through their Danville home.

"Everything I worked for is gone, just gone," said fire victim, Amanda Hensley.

Hensley says she was home with her three children when the fire broke out just before 7:00pm.

"My youngest daughter started screaming, when I got to her room, there were large flames shooting up at me. I tried to put it out, but it was too much, I grabbed my kids and we ran outside," Hensley said.

Hensley suffered minor burns to her hands and legs, but no one else was injured. Everything inside the house was burned.

"I'm not sure where we go from here, all of our belongings are gone, including all of my childrens school supplies we had just bought," Hensley told us.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated, but firefighters say it started in a bedroom where a child was playing.

The American Red Cross is assisting the family, but if you would like to help them out, you can call this number: (859) 319-9470.


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