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KSP investigating fatal house fire in Hopkins County

KSP investigating fatal house fire in Hopkins County

Bill Stephens

November 20th, 2015

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Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal house fire overnight that claimed the life of a Hopkins County woman.

State troopers were contacted by the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department around 11:30 Thursday night regarding a structure fire that occurred at a residence in the 300 block of Crabtree Loop. KSP says investigators located 57 year old Kathy M. Westerman of Dawson Springs deceased inside the residence.

An autopsy was scheduled today at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville, however state police now say the Hopkins County Coroner Coroner will perform an examination at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Madisonville.

According to state police, the cause of the fire remains under investigation, but no foul play is suspected.

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