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Autopsies complete on victims of Muhlenberg County fire

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Courtesy: Calvary Baptist Church Courtesy: Calvary Baptist Church
Courtesy: Calvary Baptist Church Courtesy: Calvary Baptist Church
MUHLENBERG CO., KY (WFIE) -

Autopsies have been completed on the victims of Thursday's fatal fire in Muhlenberg County.

The State Medical Examiner's Office says all nine died as a result of smoke inhalation.

The victims were 36-year-old mom Nikki Watson, 15-year-old Madison, 14-year-old Kaitlyn, 13-year-old Morgan, 9-year-old Emily, 8-year-old Samuel, 6-year-old Raegan, 4-year-old twins Mark and Nathaniel.

The two survivors, 36-year-old father Chad Watson and 11-year-old Kiley, are listed in critical but stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Investigators say an electric baseboard heater in a bedroom appears to have ignited nearby combustible material and sparked the fire.

A candlelight prayer service is being held for the Watson family at 7:00 p.m. this evening at Calvary Baptist Church, 605 Stringtown Road in Central City.

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