Woman thought to be in home during fire safe, home destroyed


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

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.


Earlier story:

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. - Flames wreaked havoc on a western Kentucky home Monday.

It happened on Millionaire Lane in Marshall County.

Few details about the fire are known including whether there are injuries.

A WPSD Local 6 crew reports part of the home has collapsed.  They also report that 3,000 feet of hose is being used to battle the blaze.  That's because the closest fire hydrant sits about half a mile away.

Local 6 will pass along more details as they become available.