House Fire

Local News
4:25 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Nine Dead in Muhlenberg Co. House Fire; Cause Ruled Accidental

Lisa Autry

Investigators say a malfunctioning electric baseboard heater caused an early morning fire in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky early today that claimed the lives of nine family members, eight of them children.

The blaze broke out around 2:00am at a home in the small town of Depoy, just outside of Greenville.

It claimed the lives of 36 year old LaRae Watson and eight of her nine children, ages four to fifteen.

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Local News
9:39 am
Thu January 30, 2014

9 Dead in Western Kentucky House Fire

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  GREENVILLE, Ky. — A hospital spokeswoman says an adult and a child were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., after a fatal fire that officials believe may have killed as many as nine people in western Kentucky.

Hospital spokeswoman Dagney Stuart says she couldn't release any other information early Thursday about the pair.

Greenville Assistant Fire Chief Roger Chandler says 11 people lived at the home in Muhlenberg County.

Chandler said the blaze was reported at 2 a.m. CST Thursday, and crews were still at the scene four hours later.

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Local News
10:23 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Three Dead in Lexington House Fire

Lexington firefighters say three people have been found dead inside a burning home.

WLEX-TV reported the fire broke out before dawn Wednesday in the Clays Mill area of the city.

Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the victims appear to be an older couple and their son, all of whom lived at the address. He declined to release names until the victims could be positively identified.

Ginn told WKYT-TV that all the victims were oxygen-dependent, and oxygen tanks could have accelerated the blaze.