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Update: Victim of deadly house fire on Hampton Drive identified

Published: Oct. 4, 2021 at 10:18 AM CDT
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Update 4:30 p.m.

Officials with the Bowling Green Fire Department have identified the victim of an early morning house fire on Hampton Drive.

Betty Seitz, 80, of Bowling Green was found inside the home, officials said. Her neighbor, Miriam Cruz described Seitz as sweet and gentle.

According to Cruz, Seitz lived alone in the Hampton Drive house.

Cruz said she was awoken by the fire early Monday morning.

“Suddenly we heard a noise out our windows. They were knocking to let us know that there was a fire next door and that we had to go out,” she explained.

She said wishes it didn’t have to happen in the middle of the night, so maybe there was more that could be done to help.

“It was around three in the morning, but, you know, we wish we could have at least knocked on her door,” Cruz said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Original Story:

An investigation is underway into a Bowling Green house fire in which a person was found dead.

Just after 2:00 a.m. on Monday, October 4, the Bowling Green Fire Department said crews responded to a home in the 600 block of Hampton Drive.

As firefighters arrived on the scene they could see smoke and fire coming from the house. Crews were told there was a potential victim, and a search revealed a person was dead inside.

Fire investigators were called to the scene to determine the origin and cause of the fire. An investigation is currently underway.

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