Fallen McCreary County firefighter to be brought home

WHITLEY CITY, Ky. (WKYT) - The body of a Whitley City firefighter who died of burns he received in a house fire will be transported home Tuesday.

Lieutenant Arlie "Pooh" Hill was badly burned in a house fire back in September.

Hill died Sunday at a Cincinnati hospital after developing an infection after fighting to survive burns that covered nearly his entire body.

His body will be transported home on Tuesday morning from Cincinnati, following a press conference.

The processional will head South on I-75 and will pass through Fayette County at 11:15am.

Lexington Fire Chief Joe Best says fire and police will be escorting the procession through Fayette County and will have emergency vehicles on the overpasses at Ironworks Pike, Man O'War Blvd, and Athens-Boonseboro as a sign of respect at the request of the Kentucky State Fire Commission.

The processional is expected to arrive in Whitley City Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Saturday at McCreary Central High School in Stearns, Ky.

Visitation will start at 10 a.m. A private graveside service will take place that afternoon.

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