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Fire near Wyandotte Park destroys home Camden Avenue home

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An early morning fire destroyed a home near Wyandotte Park in south Louisville early Tuesday. 

The fire started on Camden Avenue about 5:30 a.m. Fire officials say when they arrived, the roof was engulfed in flames. One firefighter was in the home when the roof partially collapsed. The firefighter was checked out and was not injured. 

"We had fire, heavy fire throughout the first floor that extended to the second floor that was already coming through the roof," said Louisville Fire & Rescue Asst. Chief Carroll Haueter. 

The family of five that lived in the house wasn't home when the fire started. Neighbors tell WDRB that the father is a truck driver that was in Elizabethtown. The mother and three children left Monday for a Florida vacation. 

Stephen Anderson, a teacher at Iroquois High School, says one of the kids who lived in the home in his class at Iroquois High. 

"I've had her in my carpentry construction program for three years and she has just come such a long ways, from a snotty nosed freshman to one of the best students I've ever had," Anderson said. 

The house is a complete loss. 

"I just feel so sorry for those kids," Anderson said. "She just didn't need this at this point, because things were going good for her." 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.  

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