published Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Coroner: 2 adults, 5 children killed in Kentucky fire

GRAY, Ky. — Two adults and five children died in a house fire Saturday in rural southeastern Kentucky, according to Knox County Coroner Mike Blevins.

Blevins said the victims’ names wouldn’t be immediately released, as officials are trying to confirm their identities.

The victims are a man, a woman and five children, Belvins said. The woman was the mother of three of the children, and the other two children were from another family, he added.

Blevins and Kentucky State Police said the cause of the blaze was still under investigation.

Knox County is tucked into the southeastern corner of Kentucky in the eastern coal field region. The Gray community is near Corbin — about halfway between Lexington, Ky., and Knoxville, Tenn.

Troopers said someone called 911 at 9:57 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters stayed on the scene until the fire was out at 1 p.m.

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