Man dies in early morning fire

Posted By Alane Paulley - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - An overnight fire in Louisville has claimed the life of local man.

The coroners office has identified the man as 19 year-old Michael Kevin Hollingsworth.

According to Sgt. Salvador Melendez of Louisville Fire and Rescue, the fire broke out at 4 a.m. Saturday at 6400 Byway Lane in Louisville.

There were three people in the home at the time of the fire. A women and her 12 year old son escaped with minor injuries. Hollingsworth was found deceased in a basement bedroom when fire crews arrived, Salvador said.

The mother suffered first and second degree burns after trying to put the fire out,  he said. She was treated at the scene and released.

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