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Late night fire guts Pike Co. home

Pike County firefighters, search and rescue teams as well as Pike sheriff’s deputies and police responded to a structure fire at 15164 Hwy. 109 East around 9:30pm. Monday. When responders arrived flames were shooting from the windows in the rear of the single story home. According to a press release from Pike County Emergency Services, no one in the home was injured and firefighters were able to help the residents salvage Christmas gifts and other personal belongings. The family’s pets were outside the home and unharmed. The Fincher family consists of mom Karen, dad Josh and sons Devin and Dylan and need clothing donations since all theirs were ruined. Donations of size 18 womens pants, 2X tops and size 9 shoes, 36 x 30 mens pants, XL mens shirts and size 10.5/11 shoes, size 33 x 30 mens pants, small mens shirts and boys size 12 pants and 16/18 shirt are needed. Food or clothing donations can be dropped off at 154497 Hwy 109 East, Meansville, where they are staying with family members for the time being. A fund for the Fincher family has been set up at United Bank. Donations can be made at any United Bank branch to the Fincher family. Two neighbors in the area commented on the rapidity of the emergency response and the amount of manpower on the scene. “That was an amazing response by Pike County,” one said.

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