Man killed in Pulaski County house fire
PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A man is dead after a house fire in Pulaski County.
According to officials with the Woodstock Fire Department, it happened overnight Tuesday at a home on Liberty Road, off Highway 70.
Fire departments were notified just before 1 a.m. about the fire, but when firefighters arrived they say there was little they could do, the fire was already fully involved.
A woman got out by jumping out a window, but the man inside could not get out. He was found in the bedroom area and pronounced dead by the Pulaski County coroner’s office. His name has not been released. The coroner tells us he’s having to use medical records to identify the man.
We are told the woman was airlifted to a burn unit in Louisville where she is being treated for burns and smoke inhalation.
Multiple fire departments responded as the home is located in a rural area close to the Pulaski-Lincoln-Rockcastle county lines.
The cause is still under investigation but fire officials say it’s believed to have started in the kitchen area because that is where the fire did the most damage and burned the hottest.
Fire officials say fires like this are very difficult to put out and to bring under control, based on the nature of the materials involved.
“Just look and see. You can tell it’s a total loss. With structure fires, it’s about normal anymore. The way houses are built, and the stuff we buy to put in our homes they burn a lot hotter and burns quicker,” said Assistant Chief Kenneth Proctor, Woodstock Volunteer Fire Dept.
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