Woman found dead in burning Russell County home

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JAMESTOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - One person is dead following an early morning fire in Russell County.

A passerby noticed the fire on Popplewell Street in Jamestown just after midnight (CST) and called the fire department. The fire had completely engulfed the home by the time firefighters arrived, leaving little they could do to save the 50-year-old mobile home.

"We had power lines down which hampered our attack; could only get two sides of the trailer because of the power lines. (The) Closest hydrant was under the power line,” said Jamestown Fire Chief Jeff Landers.

Once inside, firefighters found a body in the rear of the home. The Russell County Coroner's Office pronounced the woman dead. On Saturday, the coroner's office identified the woman as Bobbie Jo (Coe) Bolin.

“Shortly after our arrival, maybe within the first 5 to 10 minutes, we found the homeowner deceased in the back of the structure," said Chief Jeff Landers. "It looked like a rear door, where she had made her exit to; through her laundry room going out to the backyard.”

The coroner sent the Bolin's body to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort for an autopsy.

Relatives say the family just buried Bolin's mother last week. Now, they will have to plan another funeral.

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