UPDATE: Seven-year-old who died in house fire identified

Fire cause still under investigation

UPDATE POSTED 4:30 P.M. MONDAY, FEB. 7, 2022

WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The 7-year-old who died tragically in a house fire Friday morning in Wolfe County has been identified as Bentley Haney, according to Wolfe County Coroner Frank Porter.

The cause of the fire, which destroyed the family’s home on Ky 1812 south of Campton, remains under investigation.

The boy’s father was injured breaking out windows trying to get his family out of the burning home.  Everyone escaped but Bentley.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 11 A.M. FRIDAY, FEB. 4, 2022

WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 7-year-old died in an early-morning house fire in Wolfe County, despite valiant efforts to try to help him escape the blaze.

According to the Wolfe County Coroner, the fire call came in at about 6:15 a.m. at a home on KY 1812 south of Campton. Two adults and six children were in the home at the time of the fire and all escaped except the 7-year-old boy. The father cut his hand breaking windows trying to help the boy and the other children escape.

The child’s name has not been released. An autopsy is being done at the State Medical Examiner’s Office.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

Kentucky State Police was assisted on scene by Wolfe County Sheriff’s Department, Wolfe County Fire Department, Hazel Green Fire Department, Vancleve Fire Department, Breathitt/Wolfe EMS and Wolfe County Coroner’s Office. This case remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police, Morehead.

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