Trooper Kendra Wilson
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 12, Frankfort
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Scott County Fire/Death Investigation
Date of News Release: 02/22/2012
(Post 12 Frankfort) -- On February, 22 at approximately 7:35 PM a residential structure fire was reported at 156 Lakeview Drive Georgetown, KY. The Scott County Fire Department responded to the scene and while suppressing the fire, discovered the body of Mr. Charles B. Wells, age 52.
Mr. Wells resided at the home with his wife but was alone at the time of the fire. The subsequent investigation has determined that the fire originated at the rear of the home, inside a sunroom/living room. The fire was caused by an electric space heater placed too close to combustible materials. The preliminary cause of death was determined to have been by smoke inhalation.
The Scott County Coroner Office, Scott County Sherriff's Office, Scott County Fire and EMS assisted. The Kentucky State Police Frankfort Post is conducting the investigation.