Last updated: January 07. 2014 6:31PM - 921 Views
Joe P. Asher Staff Writer



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An early morning fire in Loyall on Tuesday resulted in damage to one home and two storage buildings as well as the death of a dog.


According to Loyall Fire Chief Vern Guffy, the fire started in a storage shed at the residence of Charles and Vicky Baker.


“It spread from that shed to another shed in a neighbor’s yard and was on the way to another shed,” said Guffy.


The neighboring shed belonged to Tevis Johnson of Callahan Street.


Guffy said the residence of Charles and Vicky Baker, 203 Green Street, received minor damage. The two storage buildings were a total loss.


“One house got some damage,” said Guffy. “Windows were broken and siding was melted.”


Guffy said there was also damage done to some automobiles parked close by.


“Nobody lost their home,” said Guffy. “We were able to stop it before their house caught on fire.”


According to Guffy, one of the sheds was being used to house a dog. The animal was inside the shed at the time of the fire and was killed.


Guffy said the cause of the fire is unknown.


An investigation is being conducted by the Loyall Fire Department, Harlan City Fire Department and the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office.


The Harlan Fire Department also responded to the fire.


No other injuries were reported, said Guffy.


Reach Joe P. Asher at 66-573-4510, ext. 113, jasher@civitasmedia.com

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