Man seriously burned following fire in Johnson County

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Published: Nov. 14, 2023 at 12:49 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 15, 2023 at 7:21 AM EST
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JOHNSON COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - One man is recovering following a fire.

It happened around 9:30 Monday night in the Chestnut community near the Johnson/Martin County line.

Officials say the original call came in saying someone was trapped inside the burning home.

When crews from the Williamsport Fire Department arrived, they found the man, who was not identified, was able to get out, but was seriously burned.

He was flown out to a hospital for his injuries. We do not know his current condition.

Several other departments responded to help. No word on what caused the fire.