CUMBERLAND, Ky. (WYMT)- A house fire in Harlan County spreads and catches the forest on Pine Mountain on fire. Officials tell us the fire started on Sand Hill just before 9:00 this morning.
We're told it started with one house and quickly spread to another destroying both and several vehicles.
Neighbors tell us no one had lived in either home for some time.
With a stout wind and dry conditions, the fire quickly spread to the surrounding hillside and then both directions into the forest.
Forestry crews were able to save several homes nearby, but will be battling flames into the night to get this fire knocked down.
KSP investigators are on the scene, but they tell us it is very early in the investigation and they are not releasing much information at this time.
We will continue to update this story, with new information as it becomes available.