Large fire erupts at Loftis Mansion

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SOUTH WILLIAMSON, Ky. (AP/WYMT) – Officials say a well-known landmark near the border of Kentucky and West Virginia has been damaged in a fire.

News outlets report firefighters responded to a call of a structure fire on Friday at the Loftis Mansion in South Williamson. The mansion was heavily damaged in the fire.

The mansion was once a luxurious home, but has been empty for years. It was undergoing an extensive renovation.

Firefighters battled the flames for several hours before getting it under control. A nearby McDonalds was evacuated for a short time while the blaze was being put out.

Officials with the Belfry Volunteer Fire Department say the fire started as a controlled burn from a contracting company that eventually got out of hand. No one was injured in the flames.

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9/14/2019 11:59:16 AM (GMT -4:00)

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