Remains Of Northern Ky. Child Killed In Fire Recovered

BUTLER, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say they've recovered the remains of a 4-year-old boy killed Friday in a northern Kentucky house fire.

Kentucky State Police say Billy Joseph Hughes' remains have been recovered and authorities are performing an autopsy. An investigation is being conducted.

The boy's father, Jaime S. Hughes, was severely burned in the blaze. The family's home, located in Pendleton County south of Cincinnati, caught fire around 11 a.m. EST Friday.

Jaime Hughes and Christa L. Hughes, the boy's mother, were home when the fire started. Christa Hughes was not injured. Another child who lived in the home was at school during the fire.

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