Woman thought to be in home during fire safe, home destroyed
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. – A woman thought to be inside a house while flames ripped it apart is safe.
WPSD Local 6 learned Monday afternoon the woman returned to her home about an hour and a half after the fire started.
Firefighters say they arrived on scene just after 1:30 p.m.
They quickly discovered a problem. The nearest fire hydrant was half a mile away. It took 3,000 feet of hose and nearly 20 minutes to get water on the blaze.
During that time, family members tried to reach the woman without any luck. Then, just after three Monday afternoon, the woman returned home and found her house gone.
Fire investigators say the home is a total loss. The woman, who lived there with two children, does not have insurance.
The Red Cross has offered the family help.
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. - Flames wreaked havoc on a western Kentucky home Monday.