Home destroyed by fire

The Allen Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire on Arkansas Creek Thursday afternoon.

The Allen Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire on Arkansas Creek near Martin around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

According to Assistant Fire Chief Vernie Bradley, the home, located at 1932 Arkansas Creek Road, was already in flames by the time first responders arrived on scene.

There was no one home at the time the fire started and no injuries reported, said Bradley. Homeowner Edd Paige was alerted by his next-door neighbor as he and his fiancée were walking their two dogs along the road.

“While the house is a loss, I am thankful that my family was not in it when it went up,” said Paige. 

The 1975 double-wide trailer was identified as a “complete loss” by Fire Captain Ricky Dean Harlow, who responded to the call.

“A cause of the fire has not been identified at this time,” he said. “We will investigate and call in the Kentucky State Police if necessary.”

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