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FD: Ten people displaced, three dogs killed in Newport fire

Home on Lindsey Street is a "total loss"
Posted at 6:56 AM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 11:14:57-04

NEWPORT, Ky. -- Ten people were displaced, and three dogs died in a fire that destroyed a home around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday on Lindsey Street.

Two people, a woman and a boy, suffered minor burns in the fire, according to Newport Fire Chief Bill Darin.

Four adults and six children were living in the home.

The fire started in the rear of the first floor and spread to the remainder of the home, Darin said.

Several dogs were in the rear of the house located in pens. Three dogs died, and one dog made it out safely.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Darin said one issue in fighting the fire was the heat. 

"It’s very hot. We’ve got to hydrate the firefighters and rotate them so we can keep them safe also," he said.

The American Red Cross provided shelter to the adults and children displaced by the fire.