UPDATE: Family identifies two people killed in Pike County fire

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PIKE COUNTY, Ky. - UPDATE 10/21/13

A fire in the Lick Creek community of Pike County claimed two lives.

Officials say fire broke out inside the home on Left Fork of Elswick Fork Rd. some time before 1:30 Sunday morning.

Gleena Sawyers says, "I looked over to the mobile home, I noticed in the living room window it was on fire."

Neighbors say they quickly realized someone was inside.

Sawyers says, "The vehicle was there, the couple was still inside. When the firefighters arrived, they went inside."

State police say when first responders entered the residence they found two bodies. Family members believe they are their loved ones, Jesse Slone, 33 and his wife Sara Horn Slone, 27.

"Oh there is talk, people do talk and gossip. It is just a bad, unfortunate accident...really not sure what went on, only God knows and I just feel sympathy for the families, both sides. I know them both real well and my heart just goes out to them," says Sawyers.

While some neighbors who did not want to talk on camera say the fire seems suspicious, state police say at this point they believe the fire was accidental.

Trooper Shaun Little says, "At this time right now it doesn't seem suspicious, that is why the arson investigator and detective have been on scene. Right now we don't see anything raising suspicion."

Leaving the community and families of the victims with many questions.

Sara Horn Slone's family says, "We are devastated by this sudden tragedy. We ask everyone to keep both families in their prayers."

The fire remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Post 9.


Two people are dead after an early morning fire in Pike County.

Fire officials say it happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning on Left Fork of Elswick Fork Road.

Ferrells Creek and Elkhorn City Fire Departments responded and firefighters say a man and woman appeared to have died from smoke inhalation when they arrived on scene.

The fire remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police.

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