UPDATE: Red Cross helping family whose home burned in Lily

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UPDATE POSTED 3 P.M. FRIDAY, FEB. 5, 2021

UPDATE, 3 P.M. FRIDAY, FEB. 5, 2021…The American Red Cross chapter in Laurel County is assisting the family. Anyone wishing to help can contact the American Red Cross at (606) 878-6333.

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ORIGINAL STORY BELOW:

LILY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A home in south Laurel County was heavily damaged by fire late Wednesday night.

According to Lily Fire & Rescue, crews and four trucks responded to the fire in the 2000 block of Fariston Road at about 11:30 p.m. and found smoke and flames coming from the structure.

The community is between London and Corbin.

Five people — two adults and three children — were in the home, but escaped uninjured, according to investigators.

The cause of the fire was ruled electrical with no foul play suspected, according to investigators.

Firefighters remained on the scene for four hours working to extinguish the fire, according to officials.

Also assisting on the scene were Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, Kentucky Utilities, and the American Red Cross.