Fatal house fire claims mother and daughter in Greenville


GREENVILLE, Ky. (WEHT) — First responders were called to a fatal house fire in Greenville early Tuesday morning shortly before 4.

Greenville Fire and Police responded to the scene within two minutes of the original call, where they discovered 30-year-old Kristina Y. Pyszka, and her 3-year-old daughter were in their residence in the 200 block of Wilson Street when the fire started.

Kristina Pyszka was pronounced deceased on scene by the Muhlenberg County Coroner’s Office.

The 3-year-old was transported to Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, but did not survive.

A male on the scene told authorities he believed a 9-year-old boy was inside the home, but a search was made and later — the boy was located at a nearby friend’s house.

The male was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators say when they arrived, they found no fire, but the residence was extremely hot, and there was light smoke in the home.

Authorities believe the fire extinguished itself before anyone noticed it.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, but it is believed the fire originated in one of the bedrooms.

The fire remains under investigation by The Kentucky State Fire Marshall’s Office, Kentucky State Police Arson Investigators and Kentucky State Police detectives.

Authorities say there were no smoke detectors present in the home.

No foul play is suspected at this time.

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(This story was originally published on May 19, 2020)


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