Fire destroys family's home

By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email

An investigation is underway into a fire that destroyed a southern Kentucky home.

The fire broke out early Tuesday afternoon along Highway 27 in Lincoln County, just south of Stanford.

We're told most of the home burned to the ground.

No one was home at the time. A man who owns and works in the building next door saw smoke coming from the home and called 911.

"At first, I thought they were burning brush or something," explained Braxton Gaither. "When I saw the fire in the eaves, I knew it was much more."

Officials say a firefighter was overcome by the heat while fighting the fire. He was treated at the scene and is said to be ok.

The couple that owns the home and their 11-month-old baby weren't home. Firefighters say the homeowner had been on the property near the house about 20 minutes before the 911 calls started coming in.

There's no word yet on what caused the fire.

We're told a couple and their baby live at the home.

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