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Small Fire Reported At Loretta Lynn's Home In Humphreys County

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HURRICANE MILLS, Tenn. – A small fire was reported at the home of country music legend Loretta Lynn on her ranch in Humphreys County on Tuesday morning.

The fire broke out around 9:30 a.m. at the residence on Hurricane Mills Road. Sky 5 HD showed the windows of the home open, presumably to air out the smoke, and a charred chair on the patio.

Sheriff Chris Davis said a candle fell onto the chair, catching it on fire. 

Everyone inside the home got out safely, but Humphreys County Emergency Management officials did not know whether the 81-year-old was at home at the time. A tour bus was on the property, but it was unclear if it was Lynn's. Her website lists her next tour date as February 28.

Officials said it is not the antebellum mansion, where she and her husband raised their children, that is open for tourists to visit; rather it is the home where she currently resides on the ranch.

The ranch also features a recording studio, museums, lodging, restaurants, western stores, and other attractions. Lynn holds three holiday concerts annually at her ranch: Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July Weekend, and Labor Day Weekend.

Last February, a concession stand was destroyed  by fire and a storage building along with an eating area adjacent to a Motocross track at the ranch were damaged. Lynn's home was not in danger from the flames. Officials believed a power strip or weather may have played a part.

Known as the Coal Miner's Daughter, Lynn was born in 1932 in Butcher Holler, Kentucky. Her numerous achievements include the Kennedy Center Honors in 2003 and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. 

In 2012, she celebrated 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Additionally, President Barack Obama presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.

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