Firefighters from Loretto, Raywick and Lebanon responded to a house fire Feb. 25 at 1020 Clell Mattingly Road.
J.C. “Tooders” Mattingly, 83, was at home during the fire, but got out with the help of David Ray Hardesty.
“I had no idea it was happening,” Mattingly said.
Mattingly’s daughter also lives with him, but she was at work in Louisville at the time of the fire.
While he got out unharmed, Mattingly’s house was pretty well destroyed. He said he’d lived there his entire life.