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Frankfort couple smells smoke, escapes fire

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Fire officials say an elderly couple escaped a fire that badly damaged a Frankfort home early Wednesday morning.

Fire crews say it happened around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home on Bender Drive in Frankfort.

The victims, an elderly couple, say they woke up around that time smelling something burning.

The couple say they didn't find the cause of the fire right away after they were woken up.

Around 3:15 a.m., the woman said she found an orange glow on the back deck of the house.

Fire officials believe that glow was the fire on the roof of the home.

The couple was able to make it out of the home safely by the time firefighters arrived.

Fire officials say they believe the fire started somewhere in the attic.

"About a half an hour, 45 minutes had passed from when they first smelled smoke. The smoke detectors never went off; they had working smoke detectors, but because the fire was all overhead there was no smoking on the lower half. And they saw an orange glow outside, and realize that their house was on fire," says Eddie Slone with the Frankfort Fire Department.

Firefighters say they believe it to be an electrical fire.

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