AN EASTERN KENTUCKY COUNTY THAT HAS BEEN HIT WITH SNOW...ICE...FLOODING AND NOW AN APARTMENT FIRE THAT HAS FORCED PEOPLE TO FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE TO LIVE FOR NOW.
11pm Johnson Apartment Complex Fire 03.18.2021
Now in our top story at 11...an eastern kentucky county that has been hit with snow...ice...flooding and now an apartment fire that has forced people to find somewhere else to live for now.
Abc 36's danielle saitta takes you to the scene where she met a family who lost everything...except each other.
Nat: crash fire tore through a 40-unit apartment complex in the thelma community of johnson county early thursday morning.
Su:"from 7 am to around 1-fire crews were fighting back high flames and smoke that destroyed this apartment in thelma.
Take a look at some of the damage above me.
Some tenants i spoke to tell me they're devastated and they're not sure where to turn now that they've lost everything" the templetons are one family who lived in one of the brookside apartment units.
All their belongings are destroyed..but mom justyne considers them lucky because her 17 year old son jayden was home alone asleep when it happened.
Jayden; i woke up to somebody banging on my door i was frustrated so i said hold on and i ran to the door and opened it and i got a big huge flash of smoke in my face firefighters say flames and smoke could be seen at the front and back of the building..and it wasn't going out easy without the help of multiple neighboring agencies.
Luckily jayden got out without a scratch...a relief to his mom who says she was emotional after receiving the phone call that their house was going up in flames.
"i was terrified i was terrified because if i lost him i don't know what i would've done" "danielle: but he's ok what was your feeling when you saw him.."
"i got excited...he's my baby" several people were burned out of their homes....they're either staying with family and friends or being helped by the red cross.
At this point templeton doesn't know what they will do..
Despite losing her home and belongings...she's says she still has everything she needs...her family.
In thelma danielle saitta abc 36 news the cause is still under investigation.
Anyone with information that could help investigators should contact the johnson county sheriff's office or kentucky state