For the second time in less than 15 hours, firefighters were called Tuesday morning to a fire at the same house on Devonia Avenue.
The second story had been seriously damaged about 6 p.m. Monday in a fire, Battalion Chief Brad Whittaker said. Then, just after 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, heavy flames again engulfed the house.
Firefighters were able to knock down the fire Tuesday morning within 10 minutes, but the flames damaged parts of the home that hadn’t been affected in Monday night’s fire, Whittaker said. The occupants weren’t able to stay in the house overnight, so no one was thought to be inside at the time of the fire Tuesday morning.
Power had been cut off to the home Monday night because of the first fire, Whittaker said. A Kentucky Utilities worker was at the house Tuesday morning.
Firefighters were expected to be at the house for about two hours Tuesday morning to put out hot spots and conduct a second search through the house, Whittaker said.
Battalion Chief Joe Best said fire officials were not able to determine the cause of the first fire because of the extent of the damage, but that an electrical problem is suspected. The cause of the second fire is still being investigated, but Best said it is not thought to be arson.