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Fire Destroys Vacant House

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A house was destroyed and two others were damaged following an overnight fire on Creek Valley Way.

The fire was so intense, when firefighters got on scene around 2 Sunday morning, they say they couldn't even go inside.

The vacant property was heavily damaged. Firefighters described it as a shell of a house, saying the flames were so powerful that the interior walls to the home caved in.

Fire officials also say there is minor thermal damage to homes on both sides of this property, meaning heat radiating from the house reached a high enough temperature to scortch the vinyl on neighboring houses.

"We are really not sure of a cause--the investigator is on scene--he is taking some overhead shots here, but he is gonna wanna come back in the morning when daylight is out to maybe start digging it out a little bit," said Mark Harvey, of the Lexington Fire Department. 

No injuries have been reported as a result of the fire. 

Harvey added that investigators are trying to round up any witnesses that might have seen or heard anything out of the ordinary around the time of the fire.

If you have any information, you are asked to call the fire department. 

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