Man recovering at hospital after suffering burns in Okolona house fire


by Bethanni Williams

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 5:31 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 8 at 12:34 PM

Fire reported in 1200 blk. of McCawley Rd.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A Louisville man is recovering at the hospital after he was injured when a fire broke out in his Okolona home Tuesday morning.

The fire started around 4:30 a.m. at a home in the 1200 block of McCawley Road.

Firefighters said when they arrived on the scene they saw flames shooting from one of the windows.

The homeowner was sleeping when the fire started and awoke to his home on fire. Firefighters said the man did make it out of the home but was badly burned. The homeowner was transported to University of Louisville Hospital.

Investigators said they believe the fire started in a bedroom, however, there is an investigation underway to determine what sparked the fire.


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