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Flames reduced this two story Worthville residence to rubble. On the left is the remains of Amy Lucas’s car. She normally works nights and should have been asleep inside the residence. However, she was sick and did not report to work and ended up safe in another location. Smoke from the fire could be seen from exit 44 of I-71.
Woman loses everything in fire

A Jan. 4 house fire in Worthville had officials worried that the homeowner was inside the structure.

Amy Lucas of Worthville normally works nights and when flames started coming from the two-story, single-family dwelling her neighbors and mother were afraid she was inside the structure.

At the scene, Carroll County Deputy Sheriff Danny Stivers said the most important information about the fire was that no one was inside and the owner had been located and was on her way to the residence.