Woman Charged After 3-Year-Old Nephew Dies In Harlan Co. Fire

Posted at 6:11 AM, Apr 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-29 06:11:37-04

HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18 ) — A woman is in custody after a fire Saturday night in Harlan County killed her 3-year-old nephew.

Police say Amanda Brock left the toddler and her 11-year-old son alone and unsupervised as she traveled to Letcher County. 

Authorities say the fire broke out just before 9 p.m. at a home in the Coldiron community.

Police say the 11-year-old escaped the home and went to a neighbor’s home for help. But the home was soon fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters later found the 3-year-old dead inside the home.

Police say Brock is charged with second-degree manslaughter and first-degree wanton endangerment.

Fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire.