6-year-old dies in Shelby County fire - WDRB 41 Louisville News

6-year-old dies in Shelby County fire


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- A fire in Shelby County, Kentucky claimed the life of the 6-year-old girl, and sent her mother, father and another child to the hospital.

Harrisonville is a very small community near Waddy Kentucky in Shelby County, a place where people look forward to the holidays but not this year, because they've lost someone special.

"It was devastating really, standing here, where you couldn't do nothing and someone losing their life and family losing everything they own and all, right here at Christmas time," said Earl Schrogham, neighbor.

A little before 2 p.m. Sunday morning, the Waddy Volunteer Fire Department got the call about a fire on Matthew Young Road. Flames were shooting out of the top of the home and the windows.

"There were four people in the house at the time of the fire. I believe three were transported by Shelby County EMS to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville and the fourth was pronounced dead at the scene," said Larry Brown, Waddy Fire Chief.

6-year-old Elizabeth Gayle Brown died in the fire. Firemen say she was trapped inside the house. She was found about two and a half hours after the fire was reported.

Children's toys can be found with much of the burned debris, some things like a holiday door decoration didn't get a scratch. Sometime Sunday, someone dropped off a stuffed animal.

People have been stopping by all day to look and ask questions. The family was well known and people loved the children.

"She was just as sweet as can be, and I use to ride her in my horse and buggy a time or two, and she was just so grown up. They're good neighbors," said Scrogham.

Chief Brown says it's still too early for a cause but the State Fire Marshal has been called out to conduct an investigation.

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