Arson investigator looking into Letha Petrey Road blaze Thursday morning

A house, a trailer and a minivan all burned during a Thursday morning blaze on Letha Petrey Road. A Kentucky State Police arson investigator has been called to examine a Thursday morning fire in Canadatown that destroyed a small house, a trailer and a minivan and damaged another vehicle. Woodbine, Oak Grove, Rockholds [...]

High winds help spread Gray house fire

High winds Thursday night spread a house fire to a neighbor’s home and two nearby vehicles in Gray. West Knox Fire Chief Daryl Baker said firefighters were called to the scene on Aster Lane off of Hazel Fork Road about 11:08 p.m. Firefighters were on scene within six minutes. “The first house was fully involved,” [...]

Firefighters’ efforts against house fire hindered by drug paraphernalia

Firefighters’ efforts to extinguish a house fire in north Corbin Monday morning was made more difficult by the debris strewn about inside. West Knox and Lily Fire Department’s were called to the scene on Goodin Lane off of U.S. 25W near Kentucky Fried Chicken about 6:30 a.m. “We had flames coming from the eves of [...]

Blaze did not kill man found dead in Woodbine house fire


Officials have determined that Dennis Barton, 62, who was found dead inside his burned home on Sept. 27, died of natural causes.

State police arson investigators are still working to determine what sparked the fire last Tuesday at a residence on Ky. 26 in Woodbine, but Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley said it was not the fire that proved fatal for the resident, tentatively identified as 62-year-old Dennis Barton.

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