Muhlenberg County fire victim speaks publicly for first time after losing 9 family members in fire

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MUHLENBERG, Ky. (WKYT) - A father who survived a fire that killed his wife and 8 of his children is speaking publicly for the first time on Sunday.

Chad Watson lost his wife, LaRae "Nikki" Watson and 8 of their children, Madison, Kaitlyn, Morgan, Emily, Samuel, Raegan, Mark and Nathaniel, died on January 30th when an electric baseboard heater caught something in their home on fire.

Chad Watson and his daughter, Kylie, escaped the fire and spent weeks recovering at a Nashville Hospital. Chad is speaking publicly for the first time Sunday at Felix Martin Hall in Muhlenburg County.

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