KSP investigating after fatal Estill Co. fire


ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) — State Police are investigating after a body was found by firefighters battling a house fire in Estill County Tuesday night.

A woman who lives next door to the house fire says it was her mother who died in it.

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The Estill County Fire Department says it was called to the fire on Covey Road around 7:30 p.m.

The Irvine Fire Department located a body upstairs while battling the fire.

Brianna Hacker lives next door to the home.

She says she grew up in the home and her mother, Tracy, still lived there.

She recalls going over as soon as she knew about the fire but she didn’t think her mom was still inside.

“I screamed and screamed ‘Anybody in here?’. That black smoke just filled my lungs it was like something set my lungs on fire. My eyes were burning, my skin was burning. If i had known she was up there,” Hacker says, choking on her tears.

Fire officials say it’s too early in the investigation to really know what caused the fire.