Darren Doyle, story and photos:
Emergency personnel responded to a structure fire at the junction of KY HWY 259 and Chaumont Road around 6:20pm this evening that was fully engulfed when they arrived.
The Rocky Hill, Chalybeate, and Brownsville Fire Departments battled the blaze for over an hour as they fought to keep the fire contained in a specific zone. Embers and debris floated across the road and caused brush and grass fires nearby.
Workers on scene said that the structure was a log cabin-type building that had been abandoned for years. Emergency personnel also said that they believed the owners no longer lived in the area and hadn't for some time.
Since there was no electric service to the building, and certainly no lightning, several witnesses on scene said arson could be suspected; however, no official word was given as to the cause of the blaze.
The building and all contents were lost in the fire, but even in spite of the huge flames in a congested area, firefighters were able to keep the fire contained to one general area.
No injuries were reported during the incident.
In addition to the three fire departments, the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office and the Kentucky State Police were also on scene.