By Bobbie Poynter
When the Barbourville Fire Department arrived on the scene of a house fire on Hwy 459 about three miles outside of town Saturday, the whole right half of the building was already engulfed in flames. With two pumpers, a tank and a rescue truck, Fire Chief Doug Dozier said it took firefighters over an hour to bring the flames down enough for the firefighters to get into the building and focus on the hot spots.
The homeowners, Liz and Cecil Matlock, had just made their final 20-year mortgage payment in November. The couple has spent the last month trying to acquire new insurance on their home even as they continued renovations.
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