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Fire Investigation in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 04/27/09

(London, Ky.) -- On Thursday, April 23, 2009, at 8:45 PM the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, in London was notified, by the Laurel County 911 Center, of a house fire at a residence on Johnston Lane in Laurel County, KY.

KSP Detective Millard Root, KSP Arson Investigator Pat Alford and KSP Sergeant Thomas Atkin responded to the scene.

Upon arrival officers were informed that Lt. Wiley Saylor of the Laurel County Fire Department had collapsed at the fire scene and was transported to Saint Joseph of London Hospital for treatment.

The exact cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, pending completion of the investigation.

Detective Root is continuing the investigation and was assisted by officers from the Kentucky State Police, Laurel County Fire Department and personnel from the Laurel County EMS.

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