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Fire destroys Pike County home

COAL RUN, Ky. (WYMT) - One Pike County family lost most of their belongings and some pets in a house fire on Friday.

Firefighters from several departments throughout Pike County spent much of the afternoon battling a large house fire off of Cowpen Road in Coal Run.

Fire officials say they received a call about a home on fire in the Arrowhead Estates neighborhood just before eleven Friday morning.

Coal Run Fire Chief, Levi Coleman says, "We could see it from the station so we knew it was going to be a pretty big fire, so I also called for some assistance."

Four different fire departments, Pike County Emergency Management, and The American Red Cross were all at the scene.

Emerson Varney, a Red Cross volunteer says, "Come up to a home and look around and all they have is the clothes on their backs...it is heartbreaking."

The homeowners, who did not want to talk on camera, say they were inside at the time of the fire. Thankfully, they did get out okay but unfortunately do not think their three cats made it out.

The home does sit on top of a very steep hill which firefighters say made battling these flames difficult.

Chief Coleman says, "We've been having some trouble with the water because the home sits up on top of hill by itself... it has been a true fight."

Firefighters worked for more than three hours to extinguish the flames. They are still investigating the cause of the fire.

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