Death investigation underway after fatal house fire in Pulaski Co.

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SCIENCE HILL, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police say arson investigators found an 87-year-old man dead inside a home after a fire along HWY 635 in Science Hill Tuesday morning.

Troopers say they received a call about the fire around 5:40 a.m.

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According to arson investigators, a woman made it out of the home and was taken to Lake Cumberland Regional where she was treated and released.

The identification of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.  The body is being taken to Frankfort for an autopsy.

Detectives say the cause and origin of the fire have not been determined.