9 Members of Family Believed Killed in Fire

Kentucky blaze struck home where couple lived with 9 kids
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 30, 2014 8:16 AM CST
9 Members of Family Believed Killed in Fire
Stock image of a house fire in the distance.   (AP Photo/NTB Scanpix, Arne Veum)

Tragedy for a family in western Kentucky: Authorities believe as many as nine people were this morning killed in a house fire there. Greenville Assistant Fire Chief Roger Chandler says 11 people lived at the home in Muhlenberg County, and two were flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., for treatment. All 11 were members of the same family, a couple and nine children ranging from 4 years old to 15, CNN reports. Five bodies were found, four are presumed dead, and the father and an 11-year-old are being treated for severe burns. Chandler said the blaze was reported at 2am today, and crews were still at the scene four hours later. (More house fire stories.)

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