Kentucky Man Dies in House Fire Near Bardstown

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A log cabin near Bardstown catches fire in the early morning and when firefighters arrive they make a grim discovery.

It took firefighters with the Bardstown-Nelson County Fire Department only eleven minutes to make it to a home outside the city, but by the time they got there it was too late.

"We can confirm there was one fatality", says Todd Price the Deputy State Fire Marshal.

44-year-old John Mudd died of smoke inhalation from the fire that ripped through his Briarcliff Avenue home.

Another resident inside, Mudd's brother, escaped the flames.

"It's my understanding is he was not injured", says Price.

Todd Price, the Deputy State Fire Marshal says after investigating the home they now believe they know what caused the fire and and why John Mudd didn't realize there was a problem.

"It was electrical failure inside the great room. There was no working smoke detectors that we've found", Price says.