Body discovered inside Hardin County home following fire

The fire was reported around 4:40 a.m. Thursday on Highway 220, near Patriot Parkway, according...
The fire was reported around 4:40 a.m. Thursday on Highway 220, near Patriot Parkway, according to Hardin County EMA director Bryce Shumate. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Updated: Apr. 19, 2018 at 9:29 AM EDT
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RINEYVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A body was discovered inside a home following a fire in Hardin County.

The fire was reported around 4:40 a.m. Thursday on Highway 220, near Patriot Parkway, according to Hardin County EMA director Bryce Shumate.

Rineyville and Vine Grove Fire Departments responded to the fire. It took the firefighters more than an hour to put out the flames.

While searching the home they discovered the body of an older man on the second story.

The name of the man has not been released.

The cause of death and the cause of the fire are under investigation.

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