Laurel Family Loses Home To Fire

If there's anything good to come out of this tragedy for Ed Tincher and his may be that no one was home when the massive home..and everything it in was destroyed.

“Pretty much well involved. Upon arrival, it was gone,” said East Bernstadt Fire Chief Will Broughton.

Tincher and his family were at the hospital welcoming a new granddaughter, Briley, into the world when they found out their home was on fire. Firefighters arrived to find a home already halfway destroyed.

“We had problems with water, getting the water supply established. Unfortunately it's one of these places where we don't have wet hydrants,” said Broughton.

The heat also proved to be factor.

“Had some guys get overheated. We had to get them rehabilitated,” said Broughton.

Ed Tincher says he has insurance, but he says it's not enough to cover everything, including some valuables, a gun collection and the belongings of several family members.

Tincher says he thinks the fire may have started in the garage..where a truck was parked. And he thinks a propane heating system for the swimming pool could have been a factor...along with wind.

“He'd do anything in the world for you, if you needed it. It's so unfortunate for them,” said Broughton of Tincher and his family.

The cause is under investigation, but the chief says arson does not stand out as a factor.

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  • by angela Location: London on Jul 18, 2008 at 01:04 PM
    This is not the Ed Tincher who owns the car lots. He is in the coal business. As nice a guy as can be. I really feel sorry for them, a fire can be awful.
  • by michele Location: norton,va on Jul 17, 2008 at 07:56 PM
    i'm really sorry 4 the couple that died in the fire.....God Bess them and there family
  • by Theodore Location: TVAC on Jul 17, 2008 at 04:25 PM
    Was there any evidence of a Meth related fire or something related to such a down turn in the economy and super slow auto sales???


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