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Officials ID man in Thursday's Covington house fire

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COVINGTON, KENTUCKY (FOX19) -

The man who died in a Northern Kentucky house fire Thursday was a retired city of Covington employee, according to a release from fire officials.

David E Furnish, 69, was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital shortly after firefighters pulled him from a residence in the 1100 block of Forest Avenue about 1 a.m. Thursday, said Battalion Chief John Martin.

He was pronounced dead from apparent smoke inhalation, fire officials said.

Furnish was a retired City of Covington Department of Public Improvements employee, according to a release.

The woman who also was inside was able to escape by jumping from the roof of the home.

The cause of the fire is determined to be accidental but a specific cause is still undetermined, said Chief Officer Daniel W. Mathew.

The home is still standing, but it appears to be gutted.

A damage estimate was not available.

No word if smoke detectors were present. 
 
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