levi case

UPDATE: BREMEN, Ky. (2/5/18) — The 5-year-old boy that was severely injured in a house fire early Saturday morning has died.

Family and friends were posting on Facebook Sunday night that Levi Case had passed away at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.

See the original story and updates below:

UPDATE: BREMEN, Ky. (2/4/18) — Kentucky State Police confirmed that 89-year-old Mitchell Kyle (obituary) succumbed to injuries from the house fire that severely injured a 5-year-old child yesterday in Bremen.

Trooper James Austin of Post 2 said the fire was called into authorities at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. A neighbor, Benjamin Harrison, entered the home at 3644 Kentucky 2551 and managed to get the 5-year-old outside. The boy was taken by air ambulance to Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.

Austin said the cause of the fire has not been determined but is believed to have started in the front of the house. No foul play is suspected, he said.

The child’s mother, Gina Kyle Case, has identified him on her Facebook page as Levi Case (obituary). She has kept friends updated through her Facebook posts since Levi’s arrival at Vanderbilt yesterday.

Today, Gina Case posted that her son was being given a blood transfusion and that he has been on a vent to keep his lungs open.

Hundreds have posted support and photos of Levi on their Facebook pages. Several people have started or are participating in fundraising efforts to support the family including a gofundme account. To go to the page, click HERE.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director
Region 3 Vice President

 

2551 kyUPDATE: BREMEN, Ky. (2/3/18) — One person has died and another was seriously injured in a Bremen house fire this morning.

Kentucky State Police investigators are on the scene now (10:35 a.m.) of the  fire on Kentucky 2551/Buttermilk Road in Bremen.

A Bremen Fire Department spokesman said the seriously injured person was flown via medical helicopter to Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.

A person that entered the home to try to rescue those inside was taken to Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital by ambulance for treatment, he said.

Authorities are not yet releasing the names of the victims as the investigation continues.

Rita Dukes Smith

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ORIGINAL STORY:

BREMEN, Ky. (2/3/18) — Responders are on the scene of a fully-engulfed structure fire on Kentucky 2551/Buttermilk Road in Bremen.

Bremen, Graham and Central City fire departments, Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Office and Muhlenberg Emergency Medical Services were seen at the location and air ambulances have been launched to meet emergency personnel near the location for possible patient(s).

The fire was called in at approximately 7:45 a.m.

SurfKY News is withholding numerical address until authorities have had more time to deal with the situation. Traffic is blocked near the location.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director
Region 3 Vice President

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