Mother and eight children killed in KY fire

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by Associated Press

kvue.com

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 30 at 2:52 PM

GREENVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A fire official says authorities say nine people have been killed in a house fire in western Kentucky.

Greenville Assistant Fire Chief Roger Chandler says 11 people lived at the home, a mother and a father with their nine children, in Muhlenberg County.

The father and a daughter were flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., for treatment.  The father, identified as Chad Watron, is in critical but stable condition. The daughter, Kylie Watson, 11, is also in stable condition.

All nine bodies have been found. The bodies belonged to the mother, Larae Watson and her children: Madison, 15, Kaitlyn, 14, Morgan, 13, Emily, 9, Samuel, 8, Regan, 6, and 4-year-old twins Mark and Nathaniel.

Greenville is in a rural area of the state, about 130 miles southwest of Louisville. Census figures show Greenville had a population of just more than 4,000 people in 2010.

KSP said the fire does not appear to be suspicious.

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