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Fatal Fire Investigation in Perry County

Date of News Release: 10/01/2011

(Hazard, KY) -- On 10/01/2011 an early morning structure fire has claimed a life in Perry County. The fire which was reported at 4:45 A.M. resulted in a home at 6268 Kentucky Highway 451 in the Busy community of Perry County being destroyed by fire. The Avawam Fire Department responded and while fighting the fire located human remains inside the residence. Detective Clayton Stamper along with a Deputy State Fire Marshall responded to the scene. The fire victim whose age and gender are unknown at this time was pronounced deceased at the scene of the fire by the Perry County Corner's Office. No Foul play is suspected at this time the body has been sent to the state medical examiner's office in Frankfort for an autopsy and the incident remains under investigation by Detective Clayton Stamper, KSP Post 13 Hazard and Deputy State Fire Marshall Kenneth Browing.

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