House fire forces family from home days into the new school year


Reporter - Robert Bradfield
Photojournalist - Randall Barnes

FULGHAM, Ky. - Misty Derevage hadn't even spent a week in her house when her property owner called, telling her house was on fire.  She was running an errand.

"I don't know what to think or how to feel or even what to say or even do.  Right now I am just looking at my life burn," she said.

No one was inside.  Her three children were at school.

"I never thought in a million years I would ever have to tell my kids something like this," Deverage said.

Deverage was too emotional to talk to Local 6 on camera but says fire crews believe it started in the kitchen.  She said she didn't leave anything on and there was no lightning in the area.  Almost everything, including her kids new school clothes are gone.

"It's hard to stand here and watch it burn," she said, nearly in tears. But, she was able to save one thing.

"He made this to go beside the front door for my street address.  This is what I have left of it," she said

The Red Cross is stepping in and putting the family up in a hotel.  The cause is still to being investigated.

His House Ministries in Mayfield and the Country Café in Clinton are taking clothing donations.  C-Plant Federal Credit Union locations are taking monetary donations.

Deverage's teenage daughter wears a 5/6 in juniors, medium shirt and 8.5 shoes.  Her two sons wear size 8 and 10 pants in kids and medium shirt in kids.