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One dead in Jenkins fire

By: Tanner Hesterberg Email
By: Tanner Hesterberg Email

JENKINS, Ky. (WYMT) - One person is dead after an early morning fire in Letcher County.

Firefighters responded to the scene at Mountain Breeze Apartments in Jenkins in Letcher County around 3:45 Thursday morning.

Family members tell us the victim is Dennis Wayne Profitt, 58.

"I just hope he's with my dad and with my husband and with God," says Profitt's sister Teresa Glispie. "And just that everybody will pray for the family."

A KSP arson investigator and the state fire marshal were at the scene Thursday investigating. We're told they have no reason to suspect foul play or arson, but Profitt's family suspects the worst.

"... Pray that if somebody done something to hurt my brother that they find them. And if somebody is accused that didn't, if they're innocent, I want them to be found innocent. I don't want nobody accused of anything they didn't do," says Glispie.

Several other families who lived in the adjacent apartments are also displaced because of the fire.

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