Man killed in late-night fire

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Published: Dec. 30, 2022 at 11:19 AM EST
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CASEY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A man is dead after a late-night fire in Casey County.

Firefighters were called out around 11 p.m. Thursday to a home in the 100 block of Ridgecrest Drive near Liberty.

The coroner says the man who lives there, 78-year-old DeWayne Whited, was found dead.

“We got called out around 11 o’clock to a structure fire. And they said it was entrapment. When we arrived there, the structure was fully involved. We got the fire knocked down and found the victim in the rear of the house,” said Chief Troy Sanders, Poplar Springs Fire Dept.

We are told that Whited was found in the living room area of the home. The cause of the fire is not known at this time.

Firefighters were on the scene until about 3 Friday morning.

Whited’s son told DeWayne was a veteran who served in the National Guard and worked on small engines and as an electrician.