Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Fatal House Fire in Knott County
Date of News Release: 02/06/2007
(Hazard, KY) - On 02/06/07 at approximately 07:11 hours the Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a 911 call of a mobile home fire on KY 899 in the Mallie Community of Knott County. Local fire departments responded to the scene and found the mobile home completely engulfed in flames. After the fire was contained, Corey M. Johnson age 12 of Mallie, KY was found in the residence and pronounced deceased at 08:50 hours by Knott County Coroner Jeff Blair.
Kentucky State Police Arson Investigator James Burnett and other detectives were dispatched to the scene and began an investigation. No foul play is suspected and the cause of the fire is still under investigation by Det. Dean Craft and James Burnett.