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Hyden fire could be homicide

Police investigators are not ruling out homicide, after one person was pronounced dead and another went missing following a trailer fire at Hyden Trailer Court off Route 321 near Prestonsburg.

Prestonsburg Fire Department responded to the fire at 87 Hyden Trailer Ct. after it was reported around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday evening. According to Prestonsburg Fire Chief Bobby Carpenter, two firefighters were injured during the blaze. The injuries were not severe, and both were treated and released from Highlands Regional Medical Center. Kentucky State Police Trooper Jason Dials confirmed that one body was pulled from the ruins of the home and that body has been sent to Frankfort for identification and autopsy. Dials says that preliminary results could be released later this week.

Filed under: Floyd Co. | Fires | Police investigate | Violent crimes


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