July 31, 2014

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Five family members die in Bracken County fire

Makeshift memorials were placed around the remains of a home Sunday morning, the scene of a fire that claimed the lives of five people. The fire swept through the structure early Saturday morning near Powersville in Bracken County. Courtesy of Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent.

By Wendy Mitchell, The Lodger Independent

Bracken County emergency responders spent most of the day Saturday sifting through the ashes and debris of what had been a home to eight people in Powersville.

By the time they were done, five bodies had been recovered, leaving an adult male survivor in University of Cincinnati Hospital and two other survivors uninjured.