Death of man found in McCracken County house fire under investigation

UPDATE: The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department has released the identity of a man whose body was found in a house fire Sunday night.

Deputies say the man was the homeowner and has been identified at 71-year-old Alexander Cherry. They say witnesses reported seeing him arrive 15 minutes before they saw the fire. Witnesses told investigators it looked like there was a small fire under the carport that spread quickly to the home. 

The sheriff’s department says detectives and investigators with the Kentucky State Fire Marshal’s Office were on the scene through late Monday morning.

Investigators say they don’t currently suspect foul play.


Firefighters are investigating a fire at a home on Rosewood Drive after a man was found dead inside Sunday night.

The Hendron fire chief tells us the man’s body was found in the basement. His name has not been released yet. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday morning. 

Crews were called back to the home after another fire ignited Monday morning. Responders say the fire was from remaining hot spots in the basement, and it has been contained. 

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