Fire breaks out at abandoned home

Friday night in Winchester a fire broke out that damaged a home.

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WINCHESTER, Ky. (WKYT) - We have learned new information about a house fire that happened on Friday night in Clark County.

Officials with the Winchester fire department tell us that the homeless person they found inside the abandoned home has been arrested for trespassing. They also say that alcohol was involved in the incident.

Investigators are continuing to examine the case throughout the weekend.

The original story is below.

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WKYT) - Friday night in Winchester a fire broke out that damaged a home.

The fire broke out just after 8 PM Friday night at a home on the corner of North Maple Avenue and Linden Avenue.

Firefighters say some people driving by spotted the fire and called for help.

They say it didn't take them long to put the fire out.

Firefighters say the home is abandoned, and they think a homeless person they found inside likely caused the fire.

Battalion Chief Kathy Rigley of the Winchester Fire Department says, "I'm sure it had something to do with them. There's no utilities in there whatsoever, so it's probably something they had done."

No one was injured in the fire. We're told it's still under investigation.

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