CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A central Kentucky family is forced to find another place to live after a fire ripped through their log home, destroying it.
Lynn Jones has lived in her home off Elkin Station Road for 21 years and over time, she's seen many families move in and out of the old log home that sits next to hers.
But on Friday, Jones saw something she'd never seen before.
“It was about 5:30 when I smelled smoke and I looked out the window and there was tons of smoke. The house was just consumed with smoke. It definitely started in the back end of the house in the kitchen,” Lynn Jones told us on Saturday.
The log home next to hers was being rented out by William "Tommy" Leach and his parents, Fran and Jerry.
“Normally Tommy works at night and he's usually asleep that time of the day but his truck was gone so that was a relief because I thought he was in there. I would've been stupid and gone in there after him.”
Jones tried to save the five dogs inside the home but, unfortunately, she was too late.
On Saturday afternoon, we talked with William "Tommy" Leach off-camera as he worked to round up what was left of his belongings before anyone else did.
After Friday’s fire, the family tried to stay at their home as much as possible because they were scared that someone would come and steal the little bit that they have left.
The Leaches planned to pack up as much as they could on Saturday and then set off to search for a new place to call home.
The Leach family says their home was more than 100 years old.