Body discovered following house fire in Rockcastle County

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BROADHEAD, Ky. (WTVQ) – The body of an elderly man is found after firefighters put out a house fire in Rockcastle County on Wednesday.

Kentucky State Police say the fire broke out at around 4:30 p.m. on Bowling Ridge Road in Brodhead.

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Police say after the fire was put out, an arson investigator discovered the body of 79-year-old James Brummett in the home.

Investigators say the fire appears accidental.

According to the Rockcastle County Coroner’s Office, no autopsy will be performed.