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Coroner identifies two killed in Frankfort apartment building fire

Published: Sep. 30, 2021 at 10:17 AM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - The names of the two people who died after a fire in Frankfort have been released.

According to the coroner, the victims have been identified as 21-year-old Zephany Rushin and 20-year-old Quiana Danyel Miller-Walker. The coroner says Rushin was pronounced dead at the scene. Miller-Walker was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The fire happened Thursday morning at an apartment building on Leawood Drive. Frankfort Fire Chief Wayne Briscoe says the fire started around 8:30 a.m. Someone driving by noticed the fire alarm going off and called 911.

Chief Briscoe says several people were hurt in the blaze, but couldn’t give a specific number, saying three to five had minor injuries and an additional person being flown to the burn unit at UofL Hospital.

We’re told there are 14 apartment units in the building. Briscoe says they are confident everyone else got out safely.

The American Red Cross is helping the people who live there with housing and supplies.

Officials say it could be days before they determine what sparked the fire.

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