KSP investigating fatal fire in Adair County

Columbia, KY (March 30, 2021) – Kentucky State Police Post 15 was contacted by Adair County 911 on March 29th, 2021 at approximately 5:18 am in reference to a structure fire that occurred on Slick Rock West Road resulting in one fatality.

Upon arrival, Detective B.J. Burton determined that there were three people inside of the building when it caught fire. 61 year old Ruby Stotts was able to make it out of the building and was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital. An 11 year old female received severe burns and was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

A 20 month old male child was found inside the residence and pronounced deceased by the Adair County Coroner.

At this time, the exact cause of this fire is unknown however foul play is not suspected.

Det. Burton was assisted at the scene by Trooper Mike Woodrum, Adair County Sheriff’s Department, Columbia Police Department, Adair County Fire Department, Adair County EMS, and The State Fire Marshall’s Office.

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