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Two people dead in Union County fire

There's been another deadly fire in Union County. This one was in a mobile home in Uniontown, which killed two people.

Kentucky State Police identified the two victims as Charles Shockley, 68, and Jesse Shockley, 41, both of Uniontown.

The fire broke out in the 300 block of Adams Street. This comes just four days after another mobile home fire in union county killed four people.

Kentucky State Police say early indications are that it's an accidental fire, and are not ruling out an electrical fire as the cause. This is the latest tragedy to happen in this town, and this county.

There's been another deadly fire in Union County. This one was in a mobile home in Uniontown, which killed two people.

The fire broke out in the 300 block of Adams Street. This comes just four days after another mobile home fire in union county killed four people.

Kentucky State Police say early indications are that it's an accidental fire, and are not ruling out an electrical fire as the cause. This is the latest tragedy to happen in this town, and this county.

"I can't believe it. So much tragedy happening," said Pearl Jackson, who lives across the street from the mobile home that burned down this morning. She heard the sirens, and heard what happened when her daughter called her.

"She called me and she said, 'My God mom! Your neighbor, his trailer is burning.' I thought, 'Oh Lord.' It's bad," Jackson recalled.

Uniontown City Fire Chief Jeremy Millikan says it started around five this morning at the home near the intersection of Adams and Evans Streets.

"When first units arrived on scene, the house was fully engulfed," said Chief Millikan. He adds it took nearly an hour to put the fire out. They're the latest fire victims in this small town in the past year and a half.

"In around 18 months, there's been four fire related deaths in the town," Chief Millikan says. "It's a rather large number."

It's also the latest tragedy across Union County, which has had a separate fatal fire in the Whispering Meadows area near Morganfield, and a fatal ATV accident that killed two people, both last Friday. Jackson described the two as quiet.  One of them helped her when she needed it most.

"He helped me a lot," she recalled. "I had surgery on my leg, and he'd come over and help me  pick up the yard. He helped a lot of people."

The bodies were taken to the state medical examiners office for autopsies.

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(This story was originally published on March 13, 2018)


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