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One dead, two taken to hospital after house fire in Florence

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Posted at 9:53 AM, Apr 14, 2022

FLORENCE, Ky. — The Boone County coroner said one person is dead after a fire broke out inside a home on Kelley Drive in Florence on Thursday.

Crews were called at around 7:55 a.m. on Thursday, where they found heavy smoke coming from the home. Firefighters began searching inside the home, where they found and removed a man, who was taken to the hospital. A woman had self-evacuated before crews arrived and was also taken to a hospital, according to Florence officials.

Officials have not released an update on their condition.

A third person was determined dead at the scene by the Boone County coroner. Officials said they are still working to identify him.

Units from Union, Burlington and Independence Fire Departments were called to assist Florence crews.

Fire investigators believe the fire was accidental, according to a press release, but a possible cause has not yet been released.