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2 Dead, Including Child, After Wayne Co. Home Fire, Identities Released

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MONTICELLO, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two people, including a child, are dead after a fire broke out early Tuesday morning at a Monticello home.

Kentucky Highway 90 has been reopened between Somerset and Monticello after being shut for hours as investigators studied the scene in Wayne County.

Kentucky State Police said the fire broke out about 2:50 a.m. at a home along East Kentucky 90. The agency said its deputies were called to the scene about 8:30 a.m. when the Wayne County 911 Center reported the fatalities.

On Wednesday, the Wayne County coroner released the identities of the victims. 60-year-old Arthur Daniel Sears and his 20-month-old granddaughter Ashaya Dakota Schuitema died in the fire. 

KSP said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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