JEFFERSONVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - By the time fire crews arrived from two different counties, the house was already engulfed in flames. They said there wasn't much that could be done to save it.
"No, there's no chance of saving anything. We did get some belongings out of a bedroom that the fire hadn't made it to, that areas still pretty much intact," said Montgomery County Fire Department Battalion Chief Jody Thomas.
But that appeared to be the only area untouched by flames.
Fire officials said by the time they arrived shortly after five this morning, 95 percent of the home was on fire.
The homeowners were out of town when it started, and there were no reported injuries, even while firefighters battled the flames for much of the morning.
Fire officials said the homes rural location was one of the biggest challenges they faced.
"Water out in this area is an issue as well. So we had departments from Powell County come in as well for mutual aid to bring us tankers and engines, also manpower," said Thomas. He also mentioned the nearest hydrant was three miles away.
Neighbors told us off camera that the family also had another house fire on a different part of their property several years ago.