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Crews battle fire, temperature in Clark County

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WKYT) - A Clark County family lost their home in an overnight fire.

The Winchester Fire Department responded to the home on Winn Avenue around 1 Tuesday morning.

"I saw flames shooting out probably a good two, three feet out that front door," said neighbor Barry Baskin.

Fire crews not only had to battle the flames but the temperatures remained in the single digits throughout the night.

"They're having to deal with the weather of course. We brought heaters up, and we brought another unit where they can rehab and try to stay warm as we rotate crews in and out," said Winchester Fire Department Fire Marshal Rob Carmichael.

Four people were inside the home at the time the fire broke out, but firefighters tell us that the smoke detectors inside the home alerted them to the fire and they were all able to get out safely.

A neighbor says he tried to call 911 but his power had been knocked out, it's unclear if that outage was due to the fire or other circumstances.

Ice buildup was a concern on the street from the water runoff and a salt truck was called out to try to prevent that from happening.


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