Sentinel-Echo.com

Homepage

June 3, 2014

Blaze rips through Happy Hollow home

Faulty computer cord suspected as contributing factor

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Firefighters from three different fire departments responded to a house fire at 1219 Happy Hollow Road just off U.S. 25, past Levi Jackson State Park Friday afternoon.

The home of Evelyn and Delmore Perkins caught fire in what fire officials speculate was related to a circuit shortage in the kitchen and living room area.

“We sifted through a bit,” said Laurel County Fire Chief Rodney Gay.

Gay described the incident as “possibly an electrical chord shorting out under the couch.” 

“It appears to be from the kitchen area,” said Lily Chief Paul Collins, offering a corresponding theory as to where the fire originated. 

Volunteer firefighters from the Lily Department were readily available when the fire occurred. 

“We happened to be right at the station when they called,” said Collins.

The incident was initially noticed by Thomas Stewert, a resident who was renting out the basement from the Perkins family. 

“I looked up and came up here and it was just blazing,” said Stewert. “I kicked the door in on instinct. The house was in flames.”

Even after the incident had been contained, the inside of the house remained at temperatures between 275-280 degrees Fahrenheit, according to Collins.

Gay said that a definite cause remained inconclusive, but further investigation would possibly be taken by the insurance company.

No injuries were reported in the blaze.

1
Text Only
Local News
Swiss officer

Switzerland police officer Fabien De Lucia learned more about American police procedures by riding along with Laurel County Sgt. Greg Poynter the last two weeks.

Local Sports
senior.jpg

Drew Allen tried to score in the fifth inning on a single by Braden Houston. Allen thought he slid in under the high tag, but was called out on the play. North Laurel won the game, 5-0, to force a second championship game Friday night, too late for this edition.

Opinion
Features
Galleries
Crime
Community Events
Must Read
Facebook
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Now that school is out, what are your family’s summer vacation plans?

A. No major plans. We will probably hang out around Laurel County.
B. Going to the beach!
C. Kentucky has a lot of wonderful state parks, and we plan to visit a few and enjoy quality family time.
     View Results