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UPDATE: Fire Investigation in Bath County

Date of News Release: 01/06/2014

(Owingsville, KY) - On Monday January 6, 2014 Kentucky State Police was notified by the Fayette County Coroner's Office that Scottie Hicks, 73 of Owingsville, has passed away due to the injuries sustained in the house fire that occurred in Bath County on Sunday January 5, 2014. The fire remains under investigation by Detective Shane Barnes and the Kentucky State Fire Marshall's Office.

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Fire Investigation in Bath County

Date of News Release: 01/05/2014

(Owingsville, KY) - On Sunday January 5, 2013 at 1:18 a.m. Kentucky State Police Morehead received a call from Bath County Dispatch in reference to a fire at 4224 East Highway 36 in Bath County. The Owingsville Fire Department along with Kentucky State Police Troopers responded to the scene. Upon arrival, Susan Hicks, 69 of Owingsville, was located outside of the residence. She advised first responders that her husband, Scottie Hicks, 73 of Owingsville was still inside the residence. Fire fighters on scene were able to rescue Mr. Hicks from the residence. Mrs. Hicks was transported to Saint Joseph East Hospital in Mount Sterling, KY where she was treated and released for smoke inhalation. Mr. Hicks was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY where he was last listed in critical condition. The fire cause is undetermined. The fire remains under investigation by Detective Shane Barnes and the Kentucky State Fire Marshall's Office.

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