Early morning blaze on Wright Street

State Journal staff report, Published:

A family of four narrowly escaped a house fire without injury this morning.

According to Frankfort Fire Chief Eddie Slone, a woman living at 253 Wright St. called 911 about 6:46 a.m. after she discovered the fire while going to wake her children for school. Slone said he does not believe there were any active smoke detectors in the residence.

The woman, her two children and another adult were able to escape the house as the fire grew in intensity.

“Had she not woken up by an alarm clock or whatever it was, things could have been very different,” Slone said.

He said first responders arrived on scene about 6:50, and crews were able to get the blaze under control within about 5 minutes. Nevertheless, Slone said the house sustained heavy damage.

“There was heavy fire coming out of the front of the house as well as a window on the left side,” he said.

Slone said one firefighter sustained a minor burn while combating the fire, but the injury did not require treatment.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but Slone said firefighters believe the fire originated in the house’s kitchen, and may be related to an extension cord.

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