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Fatal fire on Dry Fork Road, Casey Co. takes life of woman

Thirty-three-year old man airlifted from scene to UL Hospital; three year old airlifted from scene to Kosair's Children Hospital, and transferred to burn unit in Cincinnati. Human remains of female discovered at the residence. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined. (Note: Dry Fork Road, Casey County, KY extends from near the Casey County Discount Foods Store, KY 910 - Casey County's Burton Ridge is on this Road - to Merritt Ridge Road at a point near Jennie's Chapel UM Church. - CM from Google Earth view)
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By TFC William R. Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

LIBERTY, KY (29 Jan 2017) - Kentucky State Police, Post 15, Columbia, KY, received a call from Casey County dispatch today at approximately 1:21amCT/2:21amET, in reference to a single family structure fire on Dry Fork Road in Casey County.

A 33-year-old male was airlifted from the scene and taken to University of Louisville Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

A 3-year-old female was also airlifted from the scene and taken to Kosair's children's hospital before being transferred to a burn unit in Cincinnati where she remains in critical condition.

The human remains of a female were discovered in the residence.

No names are being released at this time and the relationships between the victims has not been established.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

State Police Arson Investigator Alex Wesley and the State Fire Marshall's office are investigating.
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

This story was posted on 2017-01-29 08:30:13
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