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Large fire destroys central Kentucky home

By: Melissa Etezadi Email
By: Melissa Etezadi Email

Firefighters spent hours Friday fighting a large fire that destroyed a home in Jessamine County.

The fire broke out around 11 Friday morning at a home on Union Mill Road, east of Nicholasville, next to Taylor Made Farms.

At one point, flames could be seen shooting out of the home's windows and roof.

The owner of the house, Nancy Westfall, says it's not the loss of the house that hurts the most, it's what was inside of it that is irreplaceable.

"I've got 51 years worth of pictures and quilts and things like that," Westfall explains. "I've got a lot of relatives so I'm sure I can get a lot of copies, but I don't know about the great grandfather oil painting."

The oil painting dates back more than a hundred years.

Westfall says she also has historic antique pieces that can never be replaced.

"My great great grandfather came over on a ship and we had a carving of the ship," Westfall said. "It had the date 1776 carved in it. That was the oldest thing in my house. Now its gone. I never thought about that till just now."

Firefighters say no one was inside the home at the time of the fire. No injuries have been reported.

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

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