(iWIDK By Allie Beauregard) – A deadly accident left a small town shaken, and a family broken.
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, the Pike County, Kentucky home belonging to Billy Wilfong and Tammie Tucker burst into monstrous flames, taking the lives of Wilfong and his four children trapped inside, leaving Tucker with 3rd-degree burns.
The children – Dakota Lee, 5, Tyler Lane, 4, Cheyenne, 2, and six-month-old Emily – were solely Wilfong’s, but he had lived with Tucker for seven years, and the six were a tight-knit bunch.
Glema Blair, great-aunt to the children, lived behind the house and rushed over as soon as she noticed the fire. Its flames were so hot that she could barely approach the house and suffered 2nd-degree burns.
Tucker had already made it out when Blair arrived, but tragically, she was the only one.
According to the IBTimes, Kentucky officials are calling this house fire the deadliest in the state since 2007.
It is unknown what caused the horrific fire.