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Police: Kentucky man set fire to own home, caused self-inflicted death


MIDDLESBORO, Kentucky — Middlesboro police the death of an eastern Kentucky man in a house fire was self-inflicted.

Officers told WYMT-TV in Hazard ( that evidence found inside the home after Wednesday's blaze indicates that 41-year-old Melvin Ray Shackleford set the fire and killed himself.

Shackleford's remains were found inside the home and his body was sent to Frankfort for an autopsy.

Information from: WYMT-TV,

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