STANTON, Ky (WKYT) - Storms were moving through the area Tuesday afternoon when a home caught fire, now investigators are trying to determine if lighting caused those flames.
The fire broke out on Paint Creek Road, near Stanton, in Powell County.
Firefighters tell us flames were already shooting out of the home when they arrived, now they're looking at potential causes, including the weather.
It was just before 12:30 in the afternoon when a call of heavy smoke went out from a neighbor. Firefighters began putting water on the fire as soon as they arrived but it was already overtaking the home.
The woman who lived in the home wasn't there when the fire started, but arrived as crews were fighting the fire. She was too emotional to go talk about the fire.
Heavy lighting was in the area when the fire started and the rain accompanying it stayed as firefighters tried to maneuver.
"Makes it harder to handle lines, to get trucks up and down roadways," said Hunter Gross with the Middle Fork Fire Department.
An arson investigator from the Kentucky State Police is assisting with the investigation.
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