Father, 2 daughters found dead in barn after fire in Pendleton County

Father, 2 daughters found dead in barn after fire in Pendleton County
The Falmouth Fire Department is investigating fatal fire in a barn where three people were found dead. (Source: FOX19 Lauren Minor)

DEMOSSVILLE, Ky. (FOX19) - The Falmouth Fire Department is investigating a fatal fire in a barn where three people were found dead.

They say the fire happened in a barn at 11:45 p.m. Sunday in the 9100 block of Kentucky Highway 17 North in DeMossville near Butler in Pendleton County.

Three people were found dead inside the barn, officials say.

KSP Sgt. Brinton Rollins says Carl Grizovic, 35, and two of his daughters, ages 9 and 7. The names of the daughters have not yet been released.

A fire official says the mother and three other children were not in the barn at the time of the fire.

The official says the barn was built over the summer from ‘timber off the land’ and had electricity running through it.

A fire officials says the barn had two floors: a ground floor with hay and an area for animals and a ‘loft’ with furniture that appeared to be a play area for the five children.

He says the barn is a ‘total loss.’

They say they the cause of the fire is not ‘suspicious’ at this time.

Kentucky State Police and the Campbell County Fire Investigative Team are handling the investigation.

Piner and Ryland Fire Departments as well as Pendleton County EMS and Kenton County Air One also responded to the scene, as well as the Pendleton County Sheriff, Coroner, and Falmouth police.

Officials say the bodies will be examined by the KSP Medical Examiners Office and Pendleton County Coroner.

They are not saying if the three people died due to the fire. Officials say they will have to wait for the results of the autopsies.

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