Detective's home again damaged by fire

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By Lisa King

For the second time in year, Kentucky State Police Detective Mitch Harris has lost his house to fire.


Though no one was injured during the fire Thursday evening, Harris's home acrooss from Heritage Elementary on U.S 60 sustained heavy fire damage,

"No one was at home at the time," East 60 Fire Chief Brian Raizor said.

The Harrises were getting ready to move back into the house after repairs were completed from when the house burned in 2008, Raizor said.

“It burned a lot more this time,” he added.

The chief said that he has turned the case over to KSP trooper Kevin Dunn for investigation into the cause.

Harris, who is the lead investigator in the James Duckett murder case, said that he thought faulty wiring could be the cause of the blaze.

“It could have been bad wiring,” he said. “We were trying to get back in from the last time.”

Harris added that he does plan to build back again.

Raizor said the weather was so cold the night of the fire, with temperatures at or below zero, that every pump froze up.

“We didn't run out of water, but all our pumps froze,” he said. “I've been to some pretty cold fires, but I've never seen anything like this happen before. Several of our pumps sustained damage and some have leaking valves, so I'm going to have to those repaired today [Friday].”