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UPDATE: Father & Daughter To Return Home After Wife, Eight Children Die in House FIre

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UPDATE: Chad Watson and daughter Kylie will soon be returning home after being treated at VUMC for injuries which resulted in a tragic house fire. Chad and Kylie were the lone survivors of a fire at their Kentucky home which tragically claimed the lives of Wife/Mother LaRae and their eight children. 

According to a Facebook Post on the Cavalry Baptist Church page, Chad has been released and Kylie will soon follow. "We have been so grateful for the overflowing abundance of prayers, gifts, donations and supplies...We'll soon be coming home to stay and will have to face reality. So the prayers and support will urgently be needed."

PREVIOUS REPORT: Victim(s) information has been confirmed and is as follows:

Chad Watson, (36), Father, taken via air ambulance to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. Critical but stable condition. Kylie Watson, (11 female), also taken via air ambulance to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. She is in stable condition.

LaRae Watson, (35), Mother, Deceased.

Madison Watson, (15 female), Deceased.

Kaitlyn Watson, (14 female), Deceased.

Morgan Watson, (13 female), Deceased.

Emily Watson, (9 female), Deceased.

Samuel Watson, (8 male), Deceased.

Raegan Watson, (6 female), Deceased.

Mark Watson, (4 male), Deceased.

Nathaniel Watson, (4 male), Deceased. (Mark and Nathaniel are twins).

 All the deceased have been removed from the scene and taken to the Medical Examiners Office in Madisonville for autopsy and identification purposes.

Investigators with the Kentucky State Police and the State Fire Marshals Office have ruled this fire accidental. It appears that an electric baseboard heater located in a bedroom ignited some nearby combustibles. 


EARLIER: Per the Associated Press, Kentucky State Police have recovered all nine bodies from this morning's blaze. The father and a daughter survived the fire, but and were transported to VUMC. The father is reportedly in critical but stable condition and the daughter is in stable condition.  


Investigators are still trying to determine what started the fire which claimed the lives of the nine family members. The children who passed ranged in age from 4 -15 years old. 

GREENVILLE, Ky. -- Nine people are assumed dead after a Kentucky house fire.

A 2 a.m. fire off Doss Road in the Graham-Greenville area has claimed the life of nine of eleven family members. CNN has confirmed that the father and an 11-year-old child were flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

CNN reports the fire occurred at the home of 36-year-old Chad Watson and 35-year-old Larae Watson. They have nine kids, ranging from 4 - 15 in age.
Five of nine bodies are recovered thus far. They will be sent to a forensic pathologist in Madisonville.

Per standard operating procedure, police are treating it like a crime scene, though this incident could likely be an accident. Kentucky State Police are investigating.

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