Downed power line slows Laurel County Firefighters

Lily Fire Department

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Firefighters in Laurel County says a downed power line slowed them down Sunday morning when fighting a fire at a vacant mobile home.

According to Lily Fire and Rescue, around 1:30 AM Sunday morning firefighters responded to the fire on Grace Loop, near Lily Church of Christ.

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They say the fire was in two single wide mobile homes that had been connected into one building.

The building was reportedly collapsing, but firefighters say they had to wait about an hour for Kentucky Utilities to arrive and disconnect power so they could safely work around that downed line.

No one was hurt.

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