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Winds Eyed As Possible Cause Of Lexington House Fire, Power Outage

Posted at 12:03 PM, Oct 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-21 12:08:31-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A home was heavily damaged by a fire late Saturday night on Lexington’s southeast side, and investigators are looking at the heavy winds that blew through the region as a possible cause.

Lexington’s fire chief said the fire at a home on Crosby Drive was accompanied by a power outage in the area.

He said the fire remains under investigation but a utility pole was down in back of the home, possibly knocked down by the strong winds.

No one was inside the home when the fire broke out, with family members arriving on the scene as firefighters did their work to put the blaze out.

There were three dogs inside the home. Emergency responders were able to revive two of the canines, but the third died.

The house was severely damaged, with the roof badly burned.

Kentucky Utility crews were on the scene and power was expected to be fully restored to the neighborhood shortly.