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Woman airlifted to hospital after fire destroys log cabin

Misfortune during a time of the year that so many say should be marked by joy.

“It’s a sad day for all of us,” said Finley Baker about the loss of his brother, Foyster, and sister-in-law’s home on Baker Ridge Rd, in the Lily community of Laurel County.

“And I hope they can find a way to maybe get started back,” he says.

Baker says he called 911 when he saw his brother’s home catch fire about 9 Friday morning. He soon realized his brother’s wife, Ruth, needed some help.

“She had a coat over her, and I could tell, her skin was blistered on her arm,” he said.

Ruth Baker was taken to London’s St. Joseph Hospital. The fire chief said she had second degree burns. But then she was airlifted to UK Hospital where she was listed in critical condition.

The Bakers’ home was made almost entirely of wood. Relatives say the log cabin had been their home for about 30 years.

“It’s bad to lose everything you've got,” said Baker.

No word on a cause and the victims say they don’t have insurance, but family members say they’ll pitch in to get them through this trying time.

“Everybody will help..however they can,” Baker said.

The Keavy fire chief says the homeowner told him to just let the house burn….knowing there was no way it could be saved.


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