LFD: Good Samaritan calls in house fire on Sherman Avenue, animals safe

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A family, along with their pets, are safe after a fire at a home on Sherman Avenue.

Firefighters say they knocked down the fire quickly, which they believe started in the kitchen. They say someone passing by saw smoke and called 911. Crews credit that good Samaritan for helping them get the fire under control.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Firefighters say the home is damaged but not destroyed.

The woman who lives at the home says she had two dogs in the backyard who were safe. Her son, Noah Hildenbrandt, says several cats were able to escape.

“Stuff, that’s mostly replaceable, I’m not too worried about it,” said Hildenbrandt. “These things (pets) can give you a little bit of an experience that you’ll never get back.”

According to Hildenbrandt, his family had been renting the home for a year and decided to buy it.  His mom was scheduled to close on the home the day of the fire.

No one was home at the time of the fire.

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