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Deadly House Fire in Muhlenberg County

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Tragic breaking news out of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky this morning.  An early morning house fire has claimed multiple victims.

Authorities responded to the fire around 2am at the Watson family home on Motes Lane in Depoy, Kentucky near Greenville. 11 people were inside the home at the time of the blaze.  Authorities have now confirmed that 9 people died in the fire . . . 8 children and 1 adult.  Two family members, Chad Watson (father) and his 11-year-old daughter Kylie, were flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville where they are listed in critical but stable condition with burns.

Authorities are reporting that a baseboard heater ignited nearby combustibles.

We will continue to monitor this breaking news story and will pass along further information as it become available.  The story has made national news and the story has been covered on CNN and Fox News.

 

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