Names released in house fire that killed 9; including 8 children - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Names released in house fire that killed 9; including 8 children

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Authorities say nine people, including eight children, are dead after a fire ripped through a single-story home in Greenville, KY. It happened early Thursday around 2 a.m. in a home where a couple and their 9 children were staying. 

Kentucky State Police Trooper Stu Recke said a father and daughter survived the blaze are were taken to a hospital in Nashville, Tenn. Their conditions are not known.

Those killed range in age from four to 15. The victims include 35-year-old Larae Watson, and her children. Their names were Madison Watson, 15; Kaitlyn Watson, 14; Morgan Watson, 13; Emily Watson, 9; Samuel Watson, 8; Raegan Watson, 6; four-year-old twins Mark and Nathaniel Watson. No word on what caused the deadly blaze.

This is the third fatal fire in Kentucky that's killed five or more people in the past year.

Greenville is about 130 miles southwest of Louisville.


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