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Fires damage homes, but no injuries reported

By The Staff

Two fires damage Trimble County homes

The Milton Volunteer Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire at7:43 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at 35 Cable Lane in Milton, off North Spillman.

Officials said the fire started in a faulty electrical outlet in an upstairs room.

Trooper Michael Webb of Kentucky State Police Post 5 said firefighters were able to save most of the family’s belongings, but the top floor of the house was badly damaged. Everyone in the home escaped without injury.

The department was called back to the scene twice Tuesday morning when the fire rekindled ee" once at 1:24 a.m. and again at 7:06 a.m.

A fire at 10559 U.S. 421 North in Milton at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, was started by the homeowner who was working on the heating system in the basement, using a torch, according to Trooper Michael Webb of Kentucky State Police Post 5, Campbellsburg.

Webb said the fire was contained to the basement by the Milton Volunteer Fire Department.

He said the torch ignited duct work, causing the fire.

There were no injuries.

Trimble County Relay kicks off Jan. 19

Anyone interested in forming a team for the 2010 Trimble County Relay for Life fund-raiser is invited to attend the kick-off meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Milton Lions Club.

All team captains are encouraged to attend, as are individuals who don’t belong to a team, but still want to help with the event, which raises funds for cancer research and programs for the American Cancer Society.

Anyone who cannot attend the meeting may call Myrna at (502) 268-3062 or Denise at (502) 255-5110, Ext. 1044.