Woman, great-grandson die in Kentucky house fire


HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Officials said a western Kentucky woman and her great-grandson died in a weekend house fire.

Hopkinsville Fire Captain Michael Pendleton told the Kentucky New Era that crews responded late Saturday to reports of heavy fire and smoke at home.

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Christian County Coroner Scott Daniel identified the victims as 10-year-old Alvin Davidson and 87-year-old Martha Anne Harris. He said it appears both died of smoke inhalation.

Daniel said the victims were found in the back bedroom and it appears the blaze began in a front living room.

Pendleton said the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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