UPDATE: Child dies in Prestonsburg house fire

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UPDATE: (12/4/18, 1:14 p.m.) –

Kentucky State Police say the body of an 8-year-old boy was found inside a burned home in Prestonsburg Monday.

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The father of the child was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries from the fire.

His condition is unknown.

The name of the child has not been released.



The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – State Police say they are conducting a death investigation after a fatal fire in Prestonsburg Monday night.

According to deputies, they were called to U.S. Route 23 in Prestonsburg around 11 o’clock Monday night about a person trapped in a burning home.

They say when Prestonsburg fire crews contained the fire, they found one person dead inside.

They say their investigation is ongoing.