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State Police Investigating a Structure Fire That Killed a Beaver Dam Man

Date of News Release: 03/08/2012

(Beaver Dam, KY.) – The Kentucky State Police are investigating a residential structure fire that killed a Beaver Dam man.

Ohio County Dispatch received a 911 call at 0622 a.m. (3-7-2012) from a neighbor regarding a fire at 512 Sandefur Crossing Road ~ Beaver Dam, KY. Beaver Dam Fire Department was sent to the complaint to put out the structure fire. After the blaze was contained, investigators located a body inside the charred house.

The body was taken to the Kentucky Medical Examiner's Office and was identified as the home owner.

Deceased: Thurman Lewis Hayse (52) of Beaver Dam, KY.

Preliminary indications suggest this structure was ignited from a wood burning stove that was inside the residence. KSP Detective Mike Smith, Detective Zach Jones, the Kentucky State Fire Marshal and the Ohio County Coroner’s Office are investigating this fire.

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