Overnight Birch Street Benton house fire

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Web Editor - Amanda Roberts

UPDATE:

Fire Chief, Harry Green has confirmed with Local 6 that the 802 Birch Street house fire is out.

Crews are standing by in the case of flare ups as the house is only 15 feet away from a neighboring home.

The homeowner has been accounted for, and no one was inside at the time of the fire.

Red Cross is helping the homeowner with ammenities. 

There is no word released as to the cause of the fire.

Original Story:

BENTON, Ky - An overnight fire occurred at a home located at 802 Birch Street.

The Benton Fire Department responded to the call, and said putting out the fire was easier as the temperatures were higher than days before.

Fire Chief, Harry Green said no one was home at the time.

Palma and Hardin Fire Departments assisted at the scene.

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