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Breathitt County Fire Leaves One Person Dead

Clayhole, Ky. (January 6, 2023) – On Thursday, January 5, 2023 at approximately 1:06 P.M, Kentucky State Police, Post 13, Hazard, received a call in reference to a structure fire on Cedar Hill Rd. in the Clayhole community of Breathitt County.

Multiple surrounding fire agencies responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. During this time, human remains were located inside the residence. Detectives with Kentucky State Police responded to the scene and launched an investigation.

The Breathitt County Coroner’s office responded to the scene and pronounced the unknown male subject deceased. The remains were sent to the medical examiner’s office in Frankfort for identification and autopsy. This incident remains under investigation by Detective Chris Collins.

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