Crews battle large house fire in Powell Co.

STANTON, Ky. (WKYT)- Firefighters spent hours Monday fighting a large house fire in Powell County.

Officials say the fire started around 3 p.m. at a home on Hatton Creek Road near Stanton.

Firefighters say it is the home of the grandparents of a volunteer firefighter.

Crews say it started in the basement and due to the intensity of the fire and the extreme cold, crews have had a hard time trying to put it out. Firefighters say the cold froze up their hoses until they put heaters on them to keep it from freezing.

"For the past four hours, five hours, we’ve been trying to hit it and we just can’t," Stanton Fire Department Chief Eddie Barnes said. "The fire’s running on us, it’s going from walls and ceilings down into the floor, it’s in the floor and stuff now. A very difficult situation.”

Chief Barnes said no one was hurt.

The home, though, was destroyed. Neighbors said they hate to see it happen to such good people.

“Sweet, kind, hardworking people. Never done any harm to no one," said Shirley Rivera. “Just to lose their home on New Year’s Day - it should never happen to nice people like that.”

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