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Family escapes burning Harrison County home

HARRISON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - An early-morning fire destroyed a home along highway 1744 in northern Harrison County Wednesday. When crews got here, they were relieved they wouldn't have to rescue anyone.

"Everybody got out safe luckily they was all out and all In their vehicle when we showed up," said Assistant Chief James McCarty of the Harrison County Fire Department.

They did face an uphill battle, though.

"You've got the ice. Everything is icing up from the cold temperatures and the slick snow on the ground. Heat exhaustion from working inside getting hot and then getting in the cold. Luckily we haven't got anybody injured at this time," McCarty said.

As the sun started to rise through the remains of the house, you could see just how much damage was done.

"It burned through the structure got I to the attic we go a lot of damage. It looks like it's going to be a total loss," McCarty said.

Firefighters haven't said what they believe started the fire.


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