By Becky Killian / Editor
An arson investigator has been called to investigate a fire that destroyed a Laurel County home Monday.
The fire at 8614 South U.S. Hwy. 25, which is near the intersection of highways 3431 and 1223, was reported about 11:26 a.m. by neighbors. When Lily Fire Department arrived four minutes later, heavy smoke and flames were visible, according to Melba Pearce, public information officer for the department.
It took firefighters about 17 minutes to get the fire under control. It was completely extinguished by 1:39 p.m.
Pearce said a portion of the northbound lane of U.S. 25 south of Lily was closed throughout the duration of the fire fight.
The home is believed to be occupied although no one was home when the fire broke out.
No firefighters were injured during the blaze.
Agencies assisting Lily included Campground, West Knox and Laurel County fire departments, Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County and the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department, which helped with traffic control.
By Becky Killian / Editor
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