the republic logo

Kentucky State Police determine blaze that led to firefighter's death was arson

Share/Save/Bookmark

STEARNS, Kentucky — Kentucky State Police say they have determined a blaze that led to a firefighter's death was caused by arson.

The fire occurred at a vacant home last year in McCreary County. Whitley City Firefighter Lt. Arlie Hill III, who was among the first to respond, got caught in the blaze and received burns over 90 percent of his body. He died about two months later.

Police say a family who lived in the house in the Stearns community had moved out and the residence was vacant when it caught fire.

The Commonwealth Journal (http://bit.ly/NYCj8X) reports police said on Wednesday that they ruled the fire arson after an eight-month investigation. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police at 606-878-6622.


Information from: Commonwealth Journal, http://www.somerset-kentucky.com

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.