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Cause of blaze unknown, fire destroys residence

A vacant, single-story residence adjacent to the KCEOC Laurel County Development center was a total loss after catching fire early Wednesday afternoon. West Knox Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched by Laurel County Dispatch and called for assistance from the Corbin Fire...

Family loses everything in Christmas Day fire, including new The B Squad Project beds

Four days before Christmas, two of Deborah Lawson’s grandchildren received new beds courtesy of The B Squad Project, a local charity that gave a total of 51 new beds to less fortunate children. It wasn’t just beds that the children received. Each came with a mattress and bed bug...
Posted On 31 Dec 2019

Electrical issue suspected as cause of Tuesday morning trailer fire

By the time Patterson Creek Volunteer Fire Department was notified Tuesday morning, this trailer had already been totally destroyed. Fire completely destroyed a trailer Tuesday morning at a home near the intersection of Highway 1064 and Mays Cemetery Road. Read this story and...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019

Arson suspected in Tuesday trailer fire

Arson is suspected in an early Tuesday morning blaze that destroyed a trailer. Goldbug firefighters were dispatched to 368 Hanging Rock Road about 1:41 a.m. to a report that an older model, singlewide trailer was on fire with flames visible through the window. “When we got on...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018

Dryer fire blamed for Friday morning blaze

A Williamsburg man was able to escape his burning home early Friday morning thanks to a smoke alarm alerting him of the blaze. Goldbug Volunteer Fire Chief Brandon Woods said that the fire occurred in a doublewide trailer located at 473 Airport Road. “They guy living there was...
Posted On 13 Jun 2018

Corbin man saves neighbor’s life during fire

A Corbin man is being credited with saving his neighbor’s life early Wednesday morning after her house caught on fire. Corbin Fire Chief Barry McDonald said that a next-door neighbor, who hasn’t been identified, heard a loud popping sound, which sounded like an explosion, and...
Posted On 09 May 2018

Christmas Eve fire destroys Lily home; cause unknown

Four area fire departments could not provide a Christmas miracle for a Lily family that saw their home destroyed by fire overnight Sunday. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content. Not a Member? Join Us

Firefighters from five departments unable to save home

Despite the efforts of firefighters from five local departments, a southern Whitley County home is considered a total loss after a fire early Tuesday morning. Pleasant View Fire Chief Thomas Manning said the fire was reported about 3 a.m. Approximately 18 firefighters responded...
Posted On 23 Aug 2017