Funeral services have been set for a woman and five children killed in a house fire in Knox County, Kentucky.
Services for 22-year-old Nina Asher and her three children, 3-year-old William Gray Jr., 2-year-old Camden Gray and 8-month-old Abigail Gray are at 2 p.m. EDT Saturday at Antioch Baptist Church in Woollum. Visitation is scheduled for Friday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the church.
Services for 2-year-old Paiten Cox and 2-year-old Brielle Cox are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home in Corbin with burial at Brafford Cemetery.
The Cox sisters were staying with Asher at a house in Gray when the building caught fire Saturday morning. Investigators have not yet determined the cause.
Services for Asher's fiancé, Jesse Disney, are Thursday in Corbin.
An engaged couple and five children killed in a weekend house fire in southern Kentucky died from smoke inhalation, investigators said Tuesday as they worked to determine the cause of the blaze.
Trooper Shane Jacobs said those who died Saturday in the blaze in the Knox County community of Gray were 27-year-old Jesse Disney; his fiancée, 22-year-old Nina Asher; her three children, 3-year-old William Gray Jr., 2-year-old Camden Gray and 8-month-old Abigail Gray; and two family friends, 2-year-old Paiten Cox and 2-year-old Brielle Cox.
Paiten Cox would have been 3-years-old on March 23. The Cox children were friends of the family who were spending the night.
Investigators were trying to pinpoint the cause of the fire and have said it could take some time before the cause is determined. Jacobs said autopsies were done Monday.
Fire erupted Saturday at a rural Kentucky home, killing two adults and five children inside, a coroner said.
Knox County Coroner Mike Blevins said Saturday afternoon that the adult victims found inside the ranch-style home were a woman and her boyfriend. The woman was the mother of three of the children who died, while two other children were from another family, he said.
Further details about their identities were being withheld until relatives were notified.
The remains were sent to Frankfort for autopsies, which were likely to take place on Tuesday, Blevins said.
The Knox County judge-executive says stabilizing the county hospital's finances is a priority. Knox County is taking over operation of its hospital over ongoing problems in paying employees and debtors. An agreement signed in 2006 put the county fiscal court in charge and Judge-Executive J.M. Hall said local government has inherited a financial mess.