Fire leaves family in need

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Resident being treated at U of L Burn Center

By Phyllis McLaughlin

An early morning fire on Easter Sunday, April 24, destroyed a home and sent one if its occupants to University Hospital in Louisville for treatment of severe burns.

According to the Milton Volunteer Fire and Rescue website, firefighters from the Bedford Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Milton were called to 1065 U.S. 421 South at 4:36 a.m.

The home was fully engulfed and the occupant, Timothy Andrew, had escaped the structure when crews arrived on scene.

Andrew’s sister, Deborah Andrew, said Timothy is being treated in the U of L Burn Center for second- and third-degree burns that covered most of his upper body. It is unknown, she said, how long he will be hospitalized.

Andrew’s companion, Amanda Reed, and their three children were not home at the time of the fire. She said Monday that the family did not yet know what caused the blaze. The house was owned by Mark Mullins Jr., according to Milton VFD.

Deborah Andrew said the fire has left the family in need of all household items, children’s clothes, adults’ clothes, shoes – even car seats and furniture.

Anyone wishing to donate items, money or otherwise assist the family may call Deborah at (502) 821-5011 or call her sister, Regina, at (502) 663-0108.