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Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Madisonville Man Dies From Late Monday Night Fire

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Madisonville Man Dies From Late Monday Night Fire
Madisonville Man Dies From Late Monday Night Fire
The fire took place on East McLaughlin Avenue in Madisonville.

--- following a first tonight at 6-- a kentucky community is mourning --- following a house fire -- in hopkins county.

Thanks for joining us for 44news at 6 -- i'm jessica hartman.

And i'm brian miller.

The fire-- ripped through the home-- burning for several minutes before firefighters arrived... chief western kentucky bureau reporter erran huber joins us here at six with what we know so far..

In monday's early evening hours-- a neighbor in madisonville with a watchful eye called emergency services-- when they say a nearby house went up in flames.

Crews from both madisonville fire and police sped to the scene-- where they found a home on east mclaughlin avenue burning.

But once they were able to get the fire under control-- they made a grim discovery.

"once they made entry to extinguish the fire, they did come across a victim.

They extricated the victim from the residence.

Unfortunately the victim was deceased."

The man inside was pronounced dead*at the scen* he was later identified as 67 year old john murphy porter.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation eh 44news developing

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