Homes destroyed, buildings damaged, firefighter injured in fire

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Two homes destroyed, buildings damaged, including the Leslie County Health Department in Hyden following a fire on 1-16-20. The photo is from Leslie County's Facebook page.

HYDEN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fire destroyed two homes, damaged a third along with the Leslie County Health Department in Hyden on Thursday, according to firefighters.

Investigators say a roof collapsed onto a firefighter.  No name was released.  He was taken to an area hospital, but was expected to be okay, according to officials at the scene.

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The fire started in a home on Hickory Street and quickly spread, according to firefighters.  The cause is under investigation.

A family of six lost their home to the fire, according to investigators.

*Note:  The fire scene photo that accompanies this story is from the Leslie County Facebook page.