UPDATE: 12 children and 4 adults living in Corbin home that caught fire
CORBIN, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Corbin Fire Department says the child has now been sent to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
The department says there were 12 children and four adults living in the home, but seven people home, during the fire.
The chief says the fire department itself is having trouble getting information about the condition of the other people in the home.
CORBIN, Ky. (WTVQ) – An adult and a child were flown to the University of Kentucky hospital Tuesday following a house fire in Corbin.
Firefighters the with Corbin Fire Department were called to the home in the 800 block of Engineer Street around 8:30 a.m.
According to Battalion Chief Jack Partin, there were five children, all under the age of 5, and two adults outside the home when they arrived.
He says witnesses tell them one of the adults pulled a child out of the burning home through a window.
One of the children suffered smoke inhalation along with burns to the face, arms and legs and was flown from the scene to the University of Kentucky hospital, according to Partin.
He says an adult was taken to a nearby hospital then flown to the University of Kentucky hospital to be treated for burns to her face, arms and legs.
Partin says the other five were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The cause of the fire is unknown and Partin says, because of the extensive damage to the home, they may never know an exact cause.
The West Knox Volunteer Fire Department and the Laurel County Fire Department were called in to assist with the fire.