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Kentucky State Police Investigates Deadly Pike County Fire

Phelps, KY. (January 12, 2022) – The Kentucky State Police Pikeville Post received a 911 call on January 12, 2022 at 12:14 am of a residential fire in the Phelps community.

Investigators responded to the house fire located on 5th Street in the Phelps community of Pike County.  The preliminary investigation revealed that emergency personnel located Teresa Fields, 65 years old of Phelps, deceased in the residence. The cause of the fire is under investigation. No foul play is suspected.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Detective Josh Scott. Detective Scott was assisted on scene by a Kentucky State Police Post 9 personnel, Kentucky State Police Arson Investigator, Phelps Volunteer Fire Department, Kimper Volunteer Fire Department and Blackberry Volunteer Fire Department.  

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