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1 Dead After Middlesboro House Fire

Posted at 4:48 PM, Jan 15, 2019

BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WRIL) – One person has died after a house fire in Middlesboro.

The fire broke out at a home at 24th Street and Chester Avenue.

Bell County Deputy Coroner Don Horton tells WRIL that he received a call at 9:14 a.m. from the Middlesboro ARH Emergency Room. Horton says that an individual was taken from the scene by Middlesboro Fire/EMS to the hospital and passed away in the ambulance.

After notifying the family, Deputy Coroner Horton has identified the man as 28-year-old Trey Branscom. Branscom’s body will be transported to Frankfort for an autopsy at the state medical examiner.