Second fire at home causes concern for neighbors

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Another call to a Lexington home for Lexington firefighters and that has neighbors concerned.

Neighbors say this is the second fire this year at the home at 234 Warnock Street.

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Firefighters say it broke out at 1:50 a.m. Friday.

They say there was heavy smoke coming from the home when they arrived. Crews broke out windows to get to the fire, located in the living room.

Firefighters say no one was in the home and there are notices on the door. They also say power to the home has been shut off.

Neighbors believe there are homeless people getting inside and starting fires to stay warm and that has them worried.

“I’ve got to get these kids out. I’ve gotta get myself out and it’s always late at night, and it’s always while we’re sleeping,” says Margaret Pearsley, who lives next door to the home that caught fire. “It’s really frightening. What if we don’t wake up one night and see the smoke or no one walks down the street to tell us the house next door is on fire?”

Firefighters say they do not know how long the home has been vacant.

They are continuing to investigate the cause of the fire.