Fire Destroys Lincoln County Home

Jesse Southerland escaped his burning home, moments after going to bed.

The fire broke out late Thursday night at the home on Linda Avenue, just outside Junction City.

“But I really don't know what happened, when I opened the door the blaze run me out, I had just went to sleep,” said Southerland.

The home is in a part of Lincoln County,hit hard by the ice storm. Southerland went a week without power and now he's without a house.

“I didn't get the ice storm cleaned up and this happened,” he said.

“He’ll just have to build him another one, or buy him one or something,” said Marvin Southerland, Jesse’s brother.

Everything inside the home was destroyed and many things can't be replaced.

“Pictures...I'd say the main thing,” said Marvin Southerland.

“I guess when you get old, stuff like this happens to you,” said Jesse Southerland.

The cause remains under investigation but fire officials say it could be electrical.

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  • by Tina Location: Pikeville, KY on Feb 23, 2009 at 03:46 AM
    I personally think we should let all of the people outside of Eastern KY think whatever they would like about us and our beautiful mountain home. Maybe then, they will continue to live like sardines in their "cities" and pass each other on the their streets to scared to speak to one another. ABC is a biased news station, has always been. They do not report objectively and truthfully. Hold your head up eastern Ky just like your ancestors did. They were the proudest people on this earth. As for our drug problem, Eastern Ky Dr's you are being watched now more than ever. You had better be real careful continuing to give my people all of these prescription meds.


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