House Fire In Pike County Ruled Accidental

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Updated: 1/11/2013 6:13 pm
A house fire that killed five people in Pike County earlier this week was an accident.

Investigators said they are still not sure how the fire started. William Henry Wilfong, along with his four children Dakota, Tyler, Cheyenne, and Emily were killed when the fire began around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Their bodies were found in the living room where investigators said the family had been sleeping near a space heater.

The children's mother escaped, but suffered severe burns. She is still in serious condition at UK hospital.

State Police said the community is stepping up to help pay the funeral costs for the five family members. Memorial funds for the Wilfong family have been set up at area banks, and troopers said students were bringing money to their schools to contribute.
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