KSP: Man found dead after fire in Laurel County

Source: Fire Chief Dougie Jones

LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police says a man was found dead inside a house after a fire Sunday evening.

KSP says they were notified about a residential structure fire Sunday just before 8 p.m. on Sugar Lane in the Lily community of Laurel County.

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Lily firefighters arrived around 7:30 p.m. and after putting out the flames, discovered 58-year-old Charles R. Barton dead inside the home.

Barton was taken to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

KSP says the cause of the fire is still being investigated.

West Knox Fire Department and Laurel County Coroner’s Office assisted in the investigation.