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Fire destroys rural Pike County home

Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 3:30 pm

By Ethan Colbert

A Pike County family was left homeless after a fire destroyed their rural Pike County home on Wednesday evening.
According to Bowling Green Rural Fire Department Chief Adam Mitalovich, the home was located on a stretch of old Hwy. 61, which is now referred to as the West Outer Road. The fire was discovered by the homeowner, who returned home around 10 o’clock last night and found the fire.
“The homeowner said he could see flames coming from his house,” Mitalovich said in a telephone interview with the Bowling Green Times. Mitalovich described the blaze as “heavy fire.”
Mitalovich said the fire department was on scene around 10:26.
Around that same time, motorists along Hwy. 61 reported seeing flames as far away as the northern overpass in Bowling Green and at Peno Creek Hill near Frankford.
In his interview, Mitalovich said the location of the home caused his department several complications.
“We were very limited for space up by the home,” Mitalovich said.

A member of the Bowling Green Rural Fire Department walks around the perimeter of a fire that destroyed a rural Bowling Green home located near McCune Station on Wednesday, June 13.

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