Couple escapes house fire

HICKMAN, KY (KFVS) - KY 94 was closed for a while after a house fire in Fulton County Monday morning.

The road is closed between mile point 13.6 and mile point 14.6.  It's near 10th Avenue in Hickman County near the RECC.

An Reverend Michael and Dorothy Benford were asleep in bed when the fire began between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.  A smoke alarm alerted them and they were able to get out, according to the woman's daughter.

The couple drove to a local hospital for observation.

The inside of the home is a total loss.

Drivers were asked to avoid the area of 10th Street and the KY 94 intersection if possible.

The Hickman Fire Department, police, and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Fulton County Highway Crew worked to control traffic.

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