1 Found Dead Following Structure Fire

Posted at 12:38 PM, Aug 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-18 12:38:25-04

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A death investigation is underway following a fatal fire.

It happened around 11 p.m. Friday on Road Creek Road.

Kentucky State Police say the Marrowbone, Elkhorn City, and Millard Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene to find the structure fully engulfed.

After the fire was under control, a search of the residence was conducted and a body was located inside deceased possibly due to injuries from the fire.

The body was pronounced deceased by the coroner just after midnight. The body was taken to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy and toxicology report to determine the cause of death.   

The investigation is ongoing, no foul play is suspected at this time.