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Three homes were damaged and a storage building was lost but no injuries were reported today in a structure fire, according to local officials.
Edmonson County emergency personnel responded to the call of a structure fire at 705 Stone Hill Road, just off the 4900 block of Nolin Dam Road around 8:30AM today.
Steve Sanders, Lincoln Fire Chief, said a storage building at 705 Stone Hill was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived. Severe damage to the end of the home was already underway but firefighters were able to contain the garage fire and keep the home from burning further.
Two other homes, between 30 and 50 feet from the storage building, also sustained damage; melted siding and a window that was busted from the heat.
Oddly, the top of a single tree across the road in the woods, approximately 150 feet from the burning structure, also caught fire. Firefighters were able to cut the single tree down and contain that as well.
Chief Sanders said all the homes had occupants inside at the time of the blaze but all were able to get out safely with no injuries reported.
Responding to the scene were the Lincoln, Brownsville, Kyrock, Chalybeate, Wingfield, and Cub Run Fire Departments, along with the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Edmonson EMS, and Warren Rural Electric.