According to the Washington Fire Department, a house was destroyed Sunday morning when it caught fire shortly before 8 a.m.
The WFD responded to a tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a structure fire on Oakland Avenue at 7:48 a.m. According to reports from the WFD, the house located at 120 Oakland Ave., occupied by Travis Tranner and his family, was found with heavy black and white smoke coming from the front of the structure. It was also observed to be showing flames at the rear of the structure.
“(Fire department) made initial entry through the rear door and knocked down the fire in the kitchen area,” the WFD report reads. “Additional personnel made entry through the front door and extinguished the fire. All occupants had self rescued prior to arrival.”
On the scene, a female victim reported the four occupants, including two children, were able to escape through an upstairs window. The cause of the fire is undetermined, but the fire department confirmed the home as a total loss. According to the WFD, the Washington Police Department, American Red Cross, Fayette County Water and Sewer, and DP&L responded to the scene.
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