Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Rowan County Fatal Fire
Date of News Release: 12/20/2012
(MOREHEAD, KY) - On Thursday December 20 2012, Kentucky State Police in Morehead received a request for assistance in reference to a fatal fire investigation at 106 Fall Lane in Morehead. Upon arrival Kentucky State Police discovered a deceased resident at this location. Five other residents were transported from the scene to St. Claire Medical Center by Rowan County EMS. Four of the residents were later transported from St. Claire Medical Center to the University of Kentucky Medical Center and one was transported to Shriners Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. An autopsy will be performed to determine the identity of the resident found at the scene. The names of the remaining victims will be released at a later date. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. This case is under investigation by Kentucky State Police Arson Detective Shane Barnes and Detective David Zimmerman. Any new information will be released when available.