Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette A Leitchfield firefighter exits 77 Kiper Rd. through the door being used for ventilation.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

A Leitchfield firefighter exits 77 Kiper Rd. through the door being used for ventilation.

A fire broke out at a residence on Kiper Road in Leitchfield Wednesday morning.

At 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Leitchfield Fire Department and Grayson County EMS responded to 77 Kiper Rd. in Leitchfield on a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered visible smoke and flames coming out from inside the residence and requested assistance from the Clarkson Fire Department.

Leitchfield Fire Chief Tim Duvall said the fire was electrical in nature and originated in the utility room in the rear of the home.

As a result, this portion of the residence suffered severe damages, and the remainder of the house sustained smoke damage; however, Duvall said, it can likely be repaired.

After entering the residence through the side door, firefighters knocked the blaze down within about 10 minutes. They cleared the scene at 11:44 a.m. after conducting overhaul.

No injuries were reported. The residents, Bobby and Myrtle Hack, were home at the time of the fire but exited without injury. They were expected to receive aid from the American Red Cross, Duvall said.