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Mom saves children from burning home

She barely got her children out in time.

"Five more minutes and they'd probably been taking them out. That's how thick the smoke had already got on this side," said Peggy McIntosh. She was driving by the home her sons share on Jackson Street in Winchester when she saw smoke rolling out the windows. One of her sons was inside with his wife. He told WKYT they had fallen asleep and only woke up to his mom banging on the window.

"Smoke was just rolling so I got them up, I knocked on the window, made them get out of bed and I ran around to the back and it was just so much smoke you couldn't do anything back there. It was just fire and smoke back there," said McIntosh.

Firefighters worked well into the night, long after they put out the fire, trying to find a cause for the flames. They don't plan to release any findings until Friday.

"We were told there had been some threats about somebody wanting to set it on fire, but you don't really know until they tell you. There wasn't any electric on in the house so it couldn't have been no electric fire," said McIntosh.


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