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Family Loses Everything In Christmas Morning Fire

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RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) One Russell County family lost everything they owned on Christmas morning.

The home that took a lifetime for Billy and Cathy Sturgill to build was reduced to rubble in minutes. They were in Virginia visiting family when the fire happened.

"There was so much running through our minds. I couldn't tell you anything about that day," said Billy. 

The family tells LEX 18 that they could have been victims of an arson. LEX 18 reached out to investigators who have not yet confirmed this. We will continue to try and confirm this detail.

The family believes they were the victims of arson because their safe was in the front yard.

"It's just a complete loss of my childhood. The photos, the memories, everything is gone just like that," said Billy and Cathy's son Michael. 

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