North Lawrence family of five homeless after New Year's Day fire
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 2:33 pm

NORTH LAWRENCE -- A family of five is homeless after a New Year's Day fire, according to fire officials and the American Red Cross.

A trailer at 45 County Route 52 burned on Monday night and is “pretty much a total loss,” according to North Lawrence Fire Chief Eric LaBrake.

“Investigators said it was accidental. I haven’t got the full report yet,” he said.

Rick and Kim Tucker owned the trailer, where they resided with their three children, ages 8, 11 and 14. Red Cross says they provided the family with emergency aid and financial assistance.

LaBrake said 30 to 40 firefighters from several departments responded to the fire around 9:50 p.m. and were on scene for two-and-a-half or three hours. They came from Lawrenceville, Nicholville and Brasher-Winthrop fire departments. Tri-Town Rescue was also on scene.

No one was hurt, the chief said.

“Everybody made it out safe and all the firefighters were uninjured,” LaBrake said.