TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Fatal House Fire in Graves County
Date of News Release: 03/21/2010
(Hickory, Ky) -- A house fire claimed the lives of two Graves County men early Sunday morning. At approximately 8:00 fire crews responded to a house fire on State Route 849 near the Lowes community in north Graves County. While fighting the fire, crews discovered two bodies still inside the home. Kentucky State Police were called to assist and began conducting a non-criminal death investigation. The deceased were identified as Kyle Burgess, 29 of Fancy Farm, and Derek Hart, 28 of Hickory. No foul play is suspected and an autopsy for both is scheduled tomorrow in Madisonville. The investigation is continuing by Detective Brett Miller with the Kentucky State Police.