Woman unaccounted for after large house fire in NKY

Updated: Jan. 22, 2020 at 9:21 AM EST
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BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (FOX19) - A woman is unaccounted for after a large, 2-alarm house fire in northern Kentucky late Tuesday, fire officials said.

Fire investigators remained on scene Wednesday at Caitlin Drive near Triple Crown Boulevard in Union.

Fire Chief Michael Morgan says it is unclear if someone is still inside the home.

Crews have been unable to get a hold of a woman who lives there.

The home remains blocked off as of Wednesday night.

“Because of the way the house collapsed on itself, we are meticulously pulling it apart layer by layer,” Morgan told FOX19 NOW. “It is a little bit uniuqe for it to go this long. It is a large house, nearly 5,00 square feet, and it collapsed on itself.”

K-9s have been brought in to search the area. Drones have been brought in as well, and heavy equipment remains on the ground.

Flames broke out about 3:12 p.m. Tuesday, they said.

Fire crews battled the blaze and appeared to have knocked it down by about 5 p.m.

They worked late into the night with heavy equipment at the scene as hot spots kept popping up.

Large portions of the home appear to be destroyed.

Fire crews are waiting on a backhoe to move debris so they can continue to put out the blaze and search for anyone inside the home.

Multiple mutual aid agencies are at the scene to assist.

Firefighters are asking people to avoid the area to give the trucks room to work.

Your Union Firefighters are working a large residential house fire in Triple Crown with multiple Mutual Aid Agencies coming to assist. Please avoid the area and give the trucks room to work.

Posted by Union Fire Protection District on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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