Autopsies complete after KY woman, nearly 9-month-old die in house fire

Autopsies complete after KY woman, nearly 9-month-old die in house fire

KUTTAWA, KY (KFVS) - Kentucky State Police (KSP) continue to investigate the deaths of a 29-year-old woman and a nearly 9-month-old boy after an early morning fire Monday, Oct. 22.

Autopsies are complete.

Kentucky State Police report autopsies on 29-year-old Amber L. Girkant and her nearly 9-month-old boy Nathaniel R. Vinson were performed in Nashville, Tennessee. The baby was one week away from being 9-months-old.

The autopsies show both died of smoke inhalation. Steven R. Vinson, 27, was reported in stable condition at a regional hospital. Nathaniel is the son of Steven Vinson and Amber Girkant, according to state police.

According to a preliminary investigation by KSP, a fire started in the living room of a mobile home on Stephens Road in Kuttawa, Ky. around 6:54 a.m.

KSP report a 27-year-old man at the home was able to remove a two-year-old girl from the burning home, but was unable to re-enter the building due to the intensity of the flames.

A Girkant and and the baby boy were unable to escape.

Steven Vinson was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville for his injuries.

KSP says his injuries are not life threatening.

The two-year-old was treated at the scene and then released to her grandfather.

The Kentucky State Fire Marshal’s Office and KSP investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire. Foul play is not suspected, according to KSP.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, the Lyon County EMS, Kuttawa Fire Department, Eddyville Fire Department, Princeton Fire Department and the Lyon County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene.

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