Public Protection Cabinet
State Fire Marshal Investigating Laurel Fire

Press Release Date:  Monday, November 24, 2008  
Contact Information:  Jim Carroll, 502-564-5525  

     Two Kentucky State Fire Marshal investigators responded to the scene of a fatal fire early this morning in a manufactured home in Laurel County.


     Deputy Fire Marshals Alan Walters and Doug Silvers have completed their on-site investigation. The fire claimed the life of Jeanette Smith, 35. Four other occupants were initially hospitalized. According to a media report, one victim, a 14-year-old boy, has since been released from a local hospital, while the others remain at the Albert B. Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.


     The fire’s cause has not yet been determined, Walters said. The fire is believed to have started in a bedroom.