Wednesday, January 6, 2016

2 die in fire at eastern Kentucky home

(AP) — Kentucky State Police say two people have died in a residential blaze in eastern Kentucky.

A statement from police says first responders were called to the scene in West Liberty on Tuesday afternoon. The identities of those who perished weren't released.

Wrigley Fire Chief Drexel Patrick says a neighbor called dispatch after hearing an explosion. He said firefighters arrived quickly, but the home had already collapsed.

He said one victim, woman, was found in a wheelchair. Firefighters also found five dogs that perished in the blaze.

Patrick said the cause of the fire is under investigation, but it doesn't seem suspicious.