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.