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Kentucky fire: 9 dead in Kentucky house fire; arson not suspected

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Kentucky fire update: Reports say that of the 11 people in the western Kentucky home, nine are dead: one adult and eight children. Muhlenberg County authorities say that no foul play is suspected at this time; weather could be a factor in Thursday's overnight blaze. However, investigators have not ruled out arson in the Kentucky house fire, citing a Jan. 30 Chicago Tribune news report.

The house fire in Kentucky began in the early morning hours about 2:00 a.m. EDT. Sadly, when police and firefighters arrived, nine of the 11 occupants had perished. The two remaining survivors, one adult and one child, were flown to a hospital in Nashville. Their conditions are unknown at this point.

The Kentucky fire took place in a single-story home and unconfirmed sources claim most, if not all, victims died from smoke inhalation. It's unknown if smoke detectors were installed in the home.

Muhlenberg County is located about 130 miles outside of Louisville. As of 2010, the rural town's population was about 4,000 residents.

Aerial footage from the inferno showed the charred remains of the home, which makes it hard to believe that anyone could survive.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Stu Recke did not provide an official cause of the fire, as investigators are still combing through the debris, "but foul play is not suspected," he said.

More to come on the Kentucky fire.


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