Investigation continues into fire at Prestonsburg fire chief's home

7am Update:

The investigation continues into what caused serious damage to the home of the Prestonsburg fire chief.

Firefighters say the blaze started around 9:20 Thursday night.

Fire Chief Bobby Carpenter and his family were home, but they were able to get out without any serious injuries.

The fire damaged the center of the home along with the attic and roof.

Firefighters say the flames were coming out of the roof when they arrived.

"The attic was fully involved and a couple minutes after we got here the fire burnt through the roof of the house and was probably twenty feet in the air." Prestonsburg Assistant Fire Chief Chuck Davis said.

Chief Carpenter was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

He is expected to be ok.

Original story:

Crews are on the scene of a fire at Prestonsburg Fire Chief Bobby Carpenter’s home.

We are told it started about 9:20pm Thursday night in the Lancer community.

Chief Carpenter was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

No word on what started the fire.

We will continue to follow this story and update you on Mountain News This Morning.


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