Woman killed in Corydon fire; man badly burned

CORYDON – A woman was killed, and a man badly burned following a fatal house fire in Corydon.

Corydon Civil Defense Fire & Rescue Fire Chief Bryan Coghill said that first responders received a dispatch at 11:16 a.m. Monday for a house on fire at 415 Main Street in Corydon. There were reports that a woman was trapped inside the home.

The first fire engine arrived at 11:23 a.m. Monday. Coghill said 60 to 70 percent of the two-story structure was already engulfed in flames.

A woman was trapped in the burning home, and they found a man with burns on his body. Deaconess EMS treated the man, who was later life flighted to a burn center in Louisville.

Due to high winds, and the house starting to collapse, firefighters performed a defensive attack.

Firefighters recovered the woman’s body at approximately 12:31 p.m. and removed her from the house. The woman’s body was turned over to the Henderson County Coroner’s Office.

The fire is still under investigation by the Corydon Civil Defense and the Kentucky State Fire Marshall’s Office.

Corydon Civil Defense Fire & Rescue, Smith Mills Fire Department, Cairo Fire Department, Robards Fire Department, Spottsville Fire Department, Henderson Fire Department, Henderson City-County Rescue Squad, Deaconess EMS, Henderson County Sheriff’s Department, the Henderson Coroner’s Office, Henderson County Emergency Management Agencies, and Henderson County Emergency 911 responded.

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