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April 1, 2014

East Wyrick Street Fire leaves three homeless

Interior of home heavily damaged by fire and smoke

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble / Staff Writer

Three persons are without a home, after a structure fire Monday afternoon damaged the interior of a house at 136 East Wyrick Street in Corbin.

No one was in the house at the time of the fire, which happened around 3:26 p.m.

It was reported to fire crews the last person in the house left there five minutes before the fire started.

“We’ve got four origins of the fire, so we’ve got the State Police Arson Investigator coming in,” Darryl Baker, Chief of West Knox Volunteer Fire and Rescue, said at the scene.

The four areas where the fire started were in each of the three bedrooms of the one-story frame house, as well as the living room.

Baker added the heaviest damage was found in the middle bedroom and the bedroom’s window that faced Bell Street. The other three rooms received less damage and were quickly extinguished.

The fire was under control by 4 p.m., with the arson investigator arriving about a half-hour later.

Baker said the owner of the house was Jeff Keck, and Angela Miracle was the renter.

A neighbor who lived across the street on East Wyrick said the persons living in the house had lived there only a couple of months, and were good neighbors.

“I was inside my house, talking on the phone. And I saw smoke from the side of the house. I called 911, and they were here less than five minutes. The one gentleman hadn’t been gone five to 10 minutes before it started,” noted the neighbor.

Crews from West Knox were at the scene until 7:29 p.m.

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