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Fatal House fire in Owen County

Date of News Release: 8/7/2017

New Columbus, Ky. (August 4, 2017) - The Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg is investigating a fatal house fire in the New Columbus community of Owen County Kentucky.

At approximately 4:47 am Friday August 4, 2017, Kentucky State Police Dispatchers received a 911 call of a house fire on Carr Lane in Owen County.

Kentucky State Police Detectives along with Corinth Fire Department, Owen County Fire Department, Owen County Emergency Management, Owen County Life Squad, New Liberty Fire Department, Monterey Fire Department, the State Fire Marshall’s Office, and the Owen County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene. It was discovered that Larry Carr Sr., 67 of Sadieville KY, was inside the residence. Mr. Carr was pronounced deceased by the Owen County Coroner at the scene.

No foul play is suspected and an autopsy has been scheduled for Mr. Carr. The Kentucky State Police is leading the ongoing investigation.