Multiple homes destroyed in overnight Henderson fire

Multiple homes destroyed in overnight Henderson fire
Published: Jul. 6, 2023 at 5:26 AM CDT
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HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - Three homes in Henderson were destroyed in an overnight fire, according to officials.

That fire started around 2 a.m. Thursday morning on Thompson Street.

Fire officials say no one was hurt, but two animals died in the fire.

“Its bad, looking really bad,” said Raj Kuman, who owns several homes on Thompson Street. “We are sorry. My house is just a couple houses down from here so I live in this same neighborhood. It’s surprising to me what’s going on.”

Henderson Fire Chief Josh Dixon says he believes the fire started in the middle home, which was vacant, and spread to the houses on either side. The owners of one neighboring home weren’t home. Another was under construction, and was promised to a family by Habitat for Humanity.

“Obviously they were a little shocked to hear the news,” said Chief Operations Officer for Habitat in Henderson Matt Reynolds.

Two people were planning to move into the home in October. Reynolds says this is a set back, but says he’s had talks with people on maintaining that time frame.

“It looks very possible like we’re going to have a plan and try to get this thing back under construction very very quickly,” Reynolds said. “We don’t know the time frame of course, we know we lost three months but we want to try and make up as much time as possible.”

Fire officials say three other homes were damaged by the high heat.

Investigators from the state fire marshal’s office were on scene Thursday afternoon surveying damage.

Chief Dixon says it could be a few days before they determine what caused the fire, but says the three homes involved are a total loss.