Police: 9 Dead in Kentucky Fire

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By Associated Press

UPDATED 2:05 p.m. THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014

GREENVILLE, KY (AP) - Kentucky State Police say nine members of a family were killed in an early morning house fire, with only the father and an 11-year-old girl escaping.

 

Trooper Stu Recke said eight of the people were found in a master bedroom while the ninth person was found between 10 and 15 feet away.

 

Recke identified those killed as 35-year-old LaRae "Nikki" Watson, 15-year-old Madison Watson, 14-year-old Kaitlyn Watson, 13-year-old Morgan Watson, 9-year-old Emily Watson, 8-year-old Samuel Watson, 6-year-old Raegan Watson and 4-year-old twin brothers Mark and Nathaniel Watson.

 

Recke said the father, 36-year-old Chad Watson, and 11-year-old Kylie Watson, were at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. Chad Watson was in critical, but stable condition. Kylie Watson was in stable condition.

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UPDATED 12:55 p.m. THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014

GREENVILLE, KY (AP) - Kentucky State Police say they have recovered nine bodies from an early morning blaze in the western part of the state.

Trooper Stu Recke said a father and daughter who survived the blaze are at a hospital in Nashville, Tenn. He didn't know their conditions.

A relative says a couple in their 30s lived in the house with their nine children.

Recke said the adult who fled the fire about 2 a.m. CST in the Depoy community of Muhlenberg County told first responders that most of the family remained inside the house.

Investigators were working to determine the cause of the blaze.

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ORIGINAL STORY

GREENVILLE, KY (AP) - A Kentucky State Police trooper has confirmed that nine people are assumed dead in a blaze at a home in western Kentucky and two others were injured.

Trooper Stu Recke says an adult and child escaped the blaze about 2 a.m. CST Thursday in the Depoy community in Muhlenberg County. Recke says all 11 people inside the house were members of the same family.

Recke didn't have names or exact ages but says the children ranged from teenagers to a toddler.

Recke says the adult told first responders that the rest of the family remained inside the house.

Trooper Paul Blanton says the remains of six people were recovered by mid-morning and investigators were combing the house for others as well working to determine the cause of the fire.

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