Update: Police release name of woman who died in Laurel County fire

Published: Mar. 4, 2021 at 10:57 AM EST
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Updated 4:45 p.m.:

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the woman killed in a fire Thursday morning.

36-year-old Flora Adams of London was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man was airlifted to UK Medical Center in Lexington for treatment of serious injuries.

Officials say there were a dozen people living on the property.

“They were several people that lived inside the residence. There’s also small camper on the front of the residence and they were someone living in it as well,” said Deputy Chief of Keavy Volunteer Fire Department Letch Day.

Dillion Mosley watched as his grandfather’s house burned down.

“And now I’m having to stick together and hold it together for them,” said Mosley.

Several of his family members were among the 12 people living in the house and camper. Officials say 10 made it out safely. Mosley’s handicapped cousin was the man seriously injured and flown to UK Hospital.

“With nobody with him I’m just worried how he’s feeling,” said Mosely.

Neighbors say they pulled Adams from the window and tried CPR but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

“My sister is a surgical technician at the hospital so she is CPR certified and stuff like that. She grabbed an ax and tried to bust out the window to help pull the lady out,” said Andrew Neely, a neighbor.

“They put two ladders up to that window and actually extricated the woman out through that window,” said Day.

Investigators were called in to determine a cause for the fire. Crews had to demolish the house to put out the flames.

Now, what’s left behind with the debris and ash is a sad and scary reminder for neighbors.

“It really is a tragedy. It’s a little scary when things hit close to home and so this is all a little too real. I’ve known the Mosley’s for a long time and it’s a shame that this happened to their family,” said Neely.

As for Mosley’s family, he is not sure who they will move on.

" I don’t know. Who knows. You can just take it a day at a time. It’s all in God’s hands,” he said.

Part of West Laurel Road was closed for several hours so trucks could get through, it reopened around 2 p.m.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Update 12:20 p.m.: Officials with the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office tell WYMT a woman was killed in a fire Thursday morning.

We’re told the fire was reported just after 9 a.m.

Deputies say a man was injured in the fire and was flown to a Lexington hospital. We do not know how seriously he was hurt.

No names have been released and a death investigation is underway. Officials do not know the cause of the fire right now.

Original Story:

Multiple fire departments are on the scene of a structure fire in Laurel County.

In a post on Facebook, the London Fire Department, sharing a post from the Laurel County Fire Department, reports the fire is about eight miles west of London in the 8000 block of KY 192/West Laurel Road.

We do not know what kind of structure is on fire. The sheriff’s office confirmed to our sister station WKYT the fire is deadly, but there aren’t any other details right now.

Officials are asking drivers to avoid the area until further notice.

We hope to have more information soon.

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