Fire displaces at least five people in Lexington

58-year-old Charles R. Barton dead inside the home

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- At least five people are without a home tonight in Lexington after a town home fire.

The Lexington Fire Department says the fire started around 3 a.m. in one town home on Lady Di Lane then spread to the two others on either side.

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The fire department is still investigating how the fire started. Everyone was able to make it out safely, according to firefighters, but some of the people living there are now working with the Red Cross to find a place to stay.

One person was arrested, but that was reportedly before the fire started and concerned domestic violence

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