Search continues for woman unaccounted for after fire destroys home in Triple Crown neighborhood

Search continues for missing woman after house fire

BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (FOX19) - The search resumed Thursday morning, and concluded again Thursday night without success, for a woman unaccounted-for after a fire destroyed her $500,000 home in the Triple Crown neighborhood of Union, Kentucky.

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

The home, which is listed for sale, remains blocked off.

Union Fire Chief Michael Morgan said 60% of the debris was cleared as of Thursday evening.

“Because of the way the house collapsed on itself, we are meticulously pulling it apart layer by layer,” Chief Morgan said. “It is a little bit unique for it to go this long. It is a large house, nearly 5,000 square feet, and it collapsed on itself.”

K-9s, drones and a backhoe were brought in to search the area.

The Boone County coroner arrived on the scene around 12 p.m. on Thursday.

Morgan said they are working diligently through the debris, but have not located a body.

Authorities have been in touch with the woman’s family.

Flames broke out around 3:12 p.m. Tuesday, according to the fire department.

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

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

Multiple mutual aid agencies remain at the scene to assist.

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

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

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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