Large fire erupts at Loftis Mansion
SOUTH WILLIAMSON, Ky. (AP) — 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.