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911 Caller: Christmas Lights Started House Fire in Muhlenberg County

The Greenville Fire Department says it responded to a house fire on SR 181 after someone called 911 and said Christmas lights had set the home's front porch ablaze.

Posted: Nov 29, 2021 9:57 AM
Updated: Nov 29, 2021 10:31 AM

A Sunday afternoon house fire is under investigation in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

The Greenville Fire Department says its crews responded to a house fire on SR 181 around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, just up the road from Muhlenberg County High School.

(Greenville Fire Department)

According to the fire department, the 911 caller said they believed that Christmas lights had set the front porch on fire.

When fire crews arrived, they could see flames coming from the front side of the second story, extending into the home's attic.

GFD says that its crews battled the blaze from both outside and inside the home and that the Graham Volunteer Fire Department was called to assist with water supply and fire suppression.

The Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Office shut down part of SR 181 for around three hours while fire crews worked to clear the scene.

The fire department said that the family didn't need assistance from the Red Cross and that the official cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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