The home of Dan and Cindy Ball on Tucky Lane was destroyed by fire on Saturday evening. Fire departments from all around the area fought the blaze but couldn’t save the home.
By LISA BICKNELL
CV&T News Editor
The home of Dan and Cindy Ball at Tucky Lane on Possum Run Rd. in the Sandhill area was destroyed by fire on Saturday evening.
Estill County Fire Department Chief Derrick Muncie said that a call came for assistance after 5 p.m. when Cindy Ball returned home and saw smoke coming from the garage.
She went to her daughter’s house, who lived nearby, to call for the fire department.
Muncie said when crews arrived they saw heavy smoke coming from the home. One of the crew on the scene, Shawn Riddell stepped into the house from a door connecting to the attached garage, and he fell through the floor into the basement below. He was able to exit through a door in the basement and escaped serious injury.
Riddell was checked out on scene and later transported to the hospital, but he was released from the hospital later that night.
Muncie said crews from Hargett, Irvine, Ravenna, Red Lick, Union City and Waco responded to the fire, with as many as 46 people on scene.
Because crews couldn’t safely get inside the house, they had to put water on the fire from outside, which Muncie said was “a losing battle.”