Fatal Fire in Madison County Still Under Investigation

Contributor: Ellen Bryan

Reported by: Melanie Kendall
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Updated: 2/02 12:06 am

State Police are investigating a deadly fire in Madison County.

Three people died overnight inside a home on Oakley Wells Road.

“It was fully engulfed, there were flames pretty much coming from everywhere,” said Pati Goode, who lives up the saw the house on fire while she was heading to pick up her daughter from a late movie and called 911 around midnight.

Goode said she didn’t see any cars in the driveway and didn’t think anyone was home. 

Fire crews worked all night trying to extinguish flames.

“When they got there, there was completely engulfed and there was still smoke and everything going this morning,” said Trooper Robert Purdy with Kentucky State Police.

Purdy said the home collapsed and it wasn’t until Saturday morning that fire crews could look around.  That’s when he said they found human remains and called KSP.

Purdy said they found three individuals.  No names are being released at this time.

Family members tell ABC 36 the three had just move into the home Thursday night.

“Anytime that a fire claims a life we're going to look into it and look for every possible scenario,” said Purdy.

No word from police on what caused this fire but arson investigators and detectives were looking for clues.

“We think it may be related to some kind of heating in the home, but we're trying to look at every option to see exactly what happened,” said Purdy.

“You know that they're somebody's family members and all you can do is just pray for the, pray for comfort for them,” said Goode.

Purdy said at least 15 people have been killed in fires in the past week.

He reminds everyone to make sure smoke detectors are working.

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