Name released of woman killed in Henderson fire

HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - Two people were taken to the hospital after Henderson firefighters pulled them from a burning home.

It happened just before 1 a.m. Wednesday on Powell Street.

Officials say one of these people, 41-year-old Candace Lewis of Mt. Vernon, Indiana, died of smoke inhalation. We’re told a dog also died.

Officials say a 78-year-old man was flown to a Louisville hospital.

“Oh, what I experienced last night, it was scary,” neighbor Horace Walker said.

Neighbors along Powell Street say they’re in shock.

“Went through the kitchen, my mother said, ‘What you looking for?' I said, ‘Somebody is knocking on my back door,” Walker said.

Investigators are looking into what caused it, but they say it doesn’t appear to be suspicious.

They say it appears to have started in the kitchen.

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