LACKEY — An early morning house fire in the Knott County community of Lackey left two children dead Friday, authorities say. The two children were twin boys.
According to Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 13, KSP received a report of a residential fire around 5:30 a.m. on East Hwy. 550.
The fire departments of Garret and Maytown, along with KSP troopers with Post 13, arrived to the scene shorty after. Upon arrival, KSP say the house was fully engulfed in flames.
According to KSP, firefighters discovered what appeared to be human remains inside the house during the course of extinguishing the fire. The remains belong to two twin boys, KSP say.
KSP say two adults and a child were able to escape from the house.
Knott County Coroner Jeff Blair pronounced the children deceased at the scene.
Investigators with KSP arrived on the scene to investigate the fire. The investigation is being conducted by Detective Chris Collins.
KSP say no foul play is suspected and no autopsy will be performed.
TJ Caudill is a reporter with The Hazard Herald and he can be reached at 606-629-3245.