Bardstown Fire Still Under Investigation

Investigators continue to try and pinpoint the cause of a Tuesday morning, Feb. 6, 2007, house fire in Bardstown, since the electrical and heating systems have been ruled out.

Investigators have also determined that the fire started in the front of the house, near the front door.

Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Rob Goodwin said several adults were smokers and they are still investigating if that may have caused the blaze. The gas line is also being checked for leaks.

Twelve people were in the house at the time of the fire. Six of the ten victims were children. The two survivors are undergoing treatment for burns.

Authorities said it might be a couple of days before the victims will be identified. Autopsies are being performed in Louisville and results will be released in a few days.

Officials say it’s the deadliest structure fire in the state since The Beverly Hills Supper Club fire in 1977.

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