Harrodsburg fire claims hundred year old home

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HARRODSBURG, Ky. (WKYT) - On Wednesday morning family members were powerless..to watch their home and everything they owned...go up in flames.

It started Tuesday night when emergency crews were called to help David Pinkston...who lived here with his wife, adult children...and a 7 year old granddaughter.

"For some reason....somehow..he caught his legs on fire," said Dustin Williams, Pinkston's nephew.

Paradmedics and relatives rushed to get him help, but relatives say when they returned home two hours laters the home was engulfed in flames.

This morning the fire re-kindled itself but with everything already lost....they just watched it burn.

"I hate this for my family,I hate it for my uncle ...wish none of it happened," said Williams.

Relative say David Pinkston is a decorated war veteran and that he served several tours of duty in Vietnam, and earned several purple hearts

Investigators say they don't know if the fires are related.

Little is left of the home that relatives say has been in their family for generations.

"My great-grandfather....gave it to his son, he then gave it to my mother, my mother gave it to me. I moved out, my uncle and aunt moved into it," said Williams.

Other than David Pinkston no one else was hurt in the fire.

The fire is under investigation by the Harrodsburg Fire Dept. and the Ky. Fire Marshal.

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