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Multiple local emergency service agencies responded to a house fire Friday on Hwy. 42 West in Carroll County. No one was home at the time, but family pets died in the blaze.
The house fire broke out at 2206 Hwy. 42 West a little after noon Friday Feb. 8. The call came in to Carroll County Dispatch at 12:23 p.m., and Westside Volunteer Fire Department and Ghent Fire Protection District responded.
Westside Assistant Chief Larry Moore Jr. said the fire was fully involved when firefighters arrived on scene at 12:34 p.m. Carrollton Fire Department also responded with manpower and its air supply truck, while Bedford Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department and Milton Fire and Rescue responded with water and manpower.
The cause of the fire is undetermined, Moore said. However, the kitchen sustained most of the damage.
The home is owned by Nettie Hughes, Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said. Moore said she was living in the house with her daughter and grandchildren. Two dogs, one cat and fish died in the fire. Some of the belongings in Hughes’ bedroom were recovered, he said.
Moore said the fire was under control within 45 minutes to an hour after it began. Shelby Energy Co. arrived on scene to cut the power to the house.
Due to the fire, officials closed that section of Hwy. 42 West to through traffic at the intersection with Hwy. 36 and at Connector Road.
Kentucky State Police, Carrollton Police Department and a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet road crew also assisted on scene.