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November 19, 2013

No injuries reported after house fire

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

No one was reported injured after an early morning house fire Monday in the 2900 block of US 25W in Whitley County.

According to Goldbug Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Dorman Patrick, Jr., members of the Goldbug VFD arrived at the home just before 2 a.m. to find smoke and flames erupting from the single-story residence.

Patrick said that persons inside the residence were able to escape the blaze before firefighters arrived on scene.

Patrick added that firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading beyond one bedroom, which he said received severe damage. The rest of the home suffered smoke damage.

Tina Venable owns the residence, but it was unclear how many others were inside the home at the time of the fire.

Two fire engines and a dozen firefighters were at the scene. Assisting were crew members of Whitley County EMS and Whitley County Sheriff Deputy Joe Prewitt.

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