Fire official: 9 believed dead in blaze

Fire official: 9 believed dead in blaze

The scene of a deadly house fire is seen in Greenville, Ky., Jan. 30, 2014. WTVF-TV

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by CNN

KMOV.com

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 7:17 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 30 at 9:32 AM

(CNN) -- An early-Thursday house fire is believed to have killed nine members of an 11-member Kentucky family, including a number children, a county coroner said.

Five bodies have been recovered from the rural home in Greenville, where a couple and nine children—ranging in age from 4 to 15 -- lived, Muhlenberg County Coroner Tony Armour said Thursday morning.

Four others are presumed dead, and two people—the children’s father, Chad J. Watson, 36, and an 11-year-old child—were taken to a Nashville, Tennessee, hospital with severe burns, Armour said.

The fire happened at about 2 a.m. Thursday, CNN affiliate WTVF reported. Aerial video from WTVF showed the house’s charred exterior and blackened debris scattered around it.

 

 

 

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