Kentucky Fire That Killed Seven Ruled Accidental

A fire that killed two adults and five children this month in southern Kentucky burned so hot they are unable to determine its cause, reports Fox News.

State Fire Marshal spokesman Dick Brown and Kentucky State Trooper Shane Jacobs said arson investigators weren’t able to find the exact cause of the March 9 fire and, because of extreme damage to the house, are unlikely to come to a final determination.

Brown said, however, that the fire was accidental and investigators had ruled out arson and foul play. Brown said State Police and Fire Marshal investigators found no evidence that would suggest arson.

“The investigation was able to determine the area where the fire originated but has been unable to determine the source of ignition,” Brown said. “We have no reason to believe nor can we substantiate that the fire was internationally started.”

Jacobs said it appears the fire burned so hot, little evidence was left behind. “That’s the problem, I think,” he said.

The fire killed 27-year-old Jesse Disney; his fiancee, 22-year-old Nina Asher; her three children, 3-year-old William Gray Jr., 2-year-old Camden Gray and 8-month-old Abigail Gray; and family friends who were staying over, 2-year-old Paiten Cox and 2-year-old Brielle Cox.

Officials said all seven died from smoke inhalation.

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