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Fire Investigation in Dawson Springs, KY

Date of News Release: 07/10/2006

Dawson Springs, KY (Hopkins County) - On Monday, July 10, 2006 at approximately 5:17 a.m., the Kentucky State Police Post 2 was contacted by the Dawson Springs Fire Department to investigated a structure fire with injuries. The location of the fire was 515 East Keigan Street in the limits of Dawson Springs.

Two subjects were inside the home at the time of the fire. Sandra M. Stinett age 37 of Dawson Springs, KY, the owner of the home, was transported to the Regional Medical Center. She was then transferred to the Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment of severe burns to her body. Her friend, James R. Mitchell age 20 of Dawson Springs, KY, was transported to the Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor burns to his hands.

At the present time, the cause of the fire is under investigation. The Kentucky State Police and the State Fire Marshal's Office are continuing the investigation. The Dawson Springs Police Department, Dawson Springs Fire Department, Charleston Fire Department, Princeton Fire Department and the Medical Center Ambulance Service assisted at the scene.

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