LFRD Assist North Oldham Fire Department With Working Structure Fire
By Assistant Chief Adrian Doleman
May 11, 2020

GOSHEN, Ky. (WDRB) -- Fire officials say a man is dead after a house fire in Goshen.

North Oldham Fire Chief Hewett Brown said crews were called to the two-story house fire on South Buckeye Lane at 12:15 a.m. Sunday. When crews arrived, the fire was through the roof.

Brown said crews also found heavy fire at the front door and rescued the homeowner from just inside the door on the first floor. Brown said EMS started working on him, but he died. His name hasn't been released.

Brown said the man's wife was already out of the house and was transported by ambulance to the hospital. She has some burns but is expected to survive.

There were water issues, according to Brown. He said the area has low water pressure, and crews had to use tankers and another department's engine to help boost water pressure.

The Oldham County arson team is investigating the fire, which is standard procedure. Brown said there is no reason to suspect foul play.

It took 80 minutes to get the fire under control. Crews watched for hot spots Sunday. Oldham County fire departments from La Grange, South Oldham and Westport also helped in the response.

Brown said the investigation into the case could be finished by the end of the week.

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