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Nine Members Of Family Killed In Western Kentucky Fire

Reported: Jan. 30, 2014 2:18 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 30, 2014 5:16 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky State Police say nine members of a family were killed in an early morning house fire, with only the father and an 11-year-old girl escaping.

Police said they believe the blaze may have started with combustible material against electric baseboard heater.

Trooper Stu Recke said eight of the people were found in a master bedroom while the ninth person was found between 10 and 15 feet away.

Recke identified those killed as LaRae "Nikki" Watson, 35, Madison Watson, 15, Kaitlyn Watson, 14, Morgan Watson, 13, Emily Watson, 9, Samuel Watson, 8, Raegan Watson, 6, and 4-year-old twin brothers Mark and Nathaniel Watson.

Recke said the father, Chad Watson, 36, and Kylie Watson, 11,, were at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. Chad Watson was in critical, but stable condition. Kylie Watson was in stable condition.

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GREENVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky State Police say they have recovered nine bodies from an early morning blaze in the western part of the state.

Trooper Stu Recke said a father and a 11-year-old girl who survived the blaze are at a hospital in Nashville, Tenn. He didn't know their conditions.

A relative said a couple in their 30s lived in the house with their nine children.

Recke said the adult who fled the fire in the early morning hours in the Depoy community of Muhlenberg County told first responders that most of the family remained inside the house.

Investigators were working to determine the cause of the blaze.

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