Historical home burns

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An investigation is underway into a fire that destroyed a historical home in Woodford County.

The fire broke out early Monday morning in the attic of the home on McCracken Pike then spread.

It's believed the home could have been as old as 200 years and part of the Dufont Farm. The family home has been passed on for generations, most recently only a few years ago to John and Flora Platt. The Platts are vacationing and while they were gone, a woman and her four children were staying in the home.

According to friends of the Platts, the woman's dog started barking early this morning and that alerted her to flames in the attic. Luckily, they all got out safely.

Despite the best efforts of firefighters, the nearly 200-year-old home was a total loss.

Fire officials believe an electrical problem could have caused the fire.

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