TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Update to the Christmas Day Fire in Russell County
Date of News Release: 12/28/2011
(Columbia, KY) -- Lyle Hawkins died at approximately 8:00 PM CST on Tuesday, December 27th at the Vanderbilt Burn Center as a result of his injuries. There are no additional updates at this time. The case remains under investigation.
Original News Release Below:
Christmas Day Fire in Russell County
Date of News Release: 12/26/2011
(Jamestown, KY) -- Post 15 Arson Investigator Alex Wesley is investigating a structure fire that occurred at 33 Scholl Street in the limits of Jamestown. As a result of the fire, homeowner Lyle Hawkins suffered second and third degree burns and is in critical condition at the Vanderbilt Burn Center in Nashville, TN. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time but no foul play is suspected. The fire was reported to Russell County dispatch on Sunday, December 25th at 8:19 EDT.