APRIL 30, 2015
BLAINE, Ky. — A 50 year-old woman has died in a house fire near Blaine, Ky. in Lawrence County.
Officials say the fire broke out at the mobile home along Wilber Rd. about 11:00pm Wednesday night.
The victim has been identified as Patsy Mollett, 50, whose body was burned beyond recognition, Lawrence County Coroner Mike Wilson said. He said the remains have been sent to Frankfort for positive identification but his office has determined the identity of Ms. Mollett and family members have been notified.
The fire apparently started as a result of Ms. Mollett smoking near an oxygen tank, Wilson said.
Blaine Volunteer Fire dept. officials could not be reached for comment.
Kentucky State Police and Kentucky State Fire Marshal are investigating.