Fire destroys Georgetown family's home, arson suspected

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - Deidra Roberts, the Georgetown mother of a two year old and three year old, no longer has a home after a fire tore it apart.

Everything they had is sitting in a burnt heap outside their apartment home on Williamsburg Lane.

"It's hard, for it to be the next morning it's still hard," Roberts said through tears.

Fire investigators say they're trying to figure out if an arsonist started the fire while the family was out Friday night.

"My sister said that she accidentally left the keys on the table and forgot to lock the front door. So the fire arson officer said that it was intentionally set, someone came in and started a mattress fire in my bedroom," Roberts said.

No one was hurt by the fire. However, several other apartments also have smoke and fire damage.

In Roberts’ apartment, the smoke destroyed what the flames didn't.

She says they couldn't afford renter’s insurance so they're depending on the community to help.

"My three year old, she needs clothes, my toddler needs clothes, I need clothes and my boyfriend needs clothes," she said.

But she says this weekend some things are hard to replace.

"We don’t have any Easter baskets because they were inside," she said.

While she says they won't have many things this Easter, at least they still have what's most important, each other.

If you have appliances or clothes that you’d like to donate to the family, email Roberts at

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