Early morning fire destroys home in Henderson

Updated: Feb. 19, 2021 at 6:11 AM CST
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HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - A fire destroyed a home in Henderson Friday morning. That happened just before 4 a.m. in the 900 block of Trail Drive in Henderson.

We spoke with the homeowner who says she lives there with her two young kids.

She says she smelled something weird Thursday night and went to stay with her sister.

Friday morning, she says she got a call that her house was up in flames.

It’s unknown at this point as to what caused the fire, but Yolanda Word tells us she’s happy she and her family weren’t home.

“I’m thankful. I’m thankful for my kids being safe,” stated Word. “I’m thankful that God allowed me to smell that.”

With nobody inside, firefighters were able to focus on getting the flames under control but it came with some challenges.

“Any time we get fires in this type of weather, it’s always a challenge. We know it’s going to be a challenge,” stated Chief Scott Foreman. “You know, even though some of the main roads are clear, subdivisions are still not clear.”

Fire officials tell us they had issues due to a frozen fire hydrant in front of the home.

When they went to try the next fire hydrant down the road, they say a car ran over their hose, breaking the seal.

Chief Scott Foreman of the Henderson Fire Department is reminding the community to not drive over a fire hose if they see one on the road.

“It is inconvenient. We blocked a lot of people in this morning. I’m sure a lot of people were late to work just because of where it was, a subdivision and the hose and the firetrucks. But we’ll work with you the best we can, but we have a job to do too and it’s tough,” explained Chief Foreman.

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