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Fire crews spend nearly 4 hours battling flames at Eastwood home

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Several firefighters fought for nearlyfour hours to put out flames after a home caught fire in Eastwood.

According to MetroSafe, the fire was reported in the 300 block ofLongview Park Place at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday.

The owner of the home, Sheri Huff, had just stepped out of theshower when she smelled smoke and heard an explosion.

"She left the housewith her hair wet and kind of watched it from across the street," Huff'sneighbor, GregSchafer, said.

The wind howled andsparked worries the fire would spread to other homes.

The same neighbors whowere worried about their own homes turned to their attention to help Huff,taking her in to one of their homes.

"She's now inside and wegave her some blankets and she's now warm and safe and that's what's mostimportant," Schafer said.

About 50 firefighters from theEastwood, Harrods Creek, Middletown, Simpsonville and Lyndon Fire Departmentswere called in for assistance.

Crews were finally able to call control of the fire around 9 p.m.but will have crews stationed at the house overnight to monitor the situation.

No injuries were reported, but fire officials said the home valuedat $925,000 is a complete loss.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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