Mother, toddler killed in Tuesday morning fire

Mother, toddler killed in Tuesday morning fire

GREENVILLE, Ky. (WFIE) - Around 5:10 a.m. Tuesday, Kentucky State Police say they were called about a deadly house fire in Greenville.

Troopers say 30-year-old Kristina Y. Pyszka and her 3-year-old daughter were found at a house on Wilson Street.

They say Pyszka died at the scene of the fire. Her daughter was taken to the hospital but did not survive.

“It’s just terrible,” neighbor Patricia Engler, who woke up to the commotion, stated.

Troopers say right now, the cause of the fire is undetermined, but it is believed to have started in a bedroom.

According to the Greenville Fire Department’s Facebook page, after completing a size up of the residence, law enforcement and fire personnel located one male along with two females and one dog outside of the residence after being pulled from inside the home.

Officials say they were informed of a 9-year-old boy still inside the home. After a preliminary search, the boy was found at a neighboring house unharmed.

The fire department says a male patient was also taken to OHMCH with non-life threatening injuries. The condition of the male is unknown at this time.

Fire officials tell 14 News the fire appeared to put itself out before anyone noticed the fire. However, fire crews noted an ‘extreme amount of heat’ and light smoke inside the home.

Officials say there were no smoke detectors present at the time of the fire.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, but no foul play is expected.

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