Villa Hills family flees house fire

VILLA HILLS, KY (FOX19) - A northern Kentucky family is safe, but their home is a total loss after fire swept through it Thursday morning, fire officials said.

Villa Hills firefighters responded to the 600 block of River Road just before 4 a.m.

They said they found heavy flames shooting from the home, and two other fire departments arrived to help: Crescent Springs and Ludlow.

Despite their efforts to battle the blaze, the home appears to be a total loss, fire officials said.

Damage was set at $80,000 to $90,0000.

The family of four - two adults and two children - were in the home when fire broke out, but they safely evacuated, fire officials said.

River Road is shut down until further notice.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Villa Hills police say it began in the kitchen.

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