Officials identify man killed in McLean Co. house fire

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Published: Oct. 1, 2022 at 11:49 AM CDT
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MCLEAN CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Kentucky State Police are investigating a fire in Sacramento that state troopers say turned fatal on Saturday morning.

KSP officials say the fire broke out in the 300 block of Garrett Street around 8:45 a.m.

Officials say there was only one person in the house. That man was pronounced dead at the scene.

McLean County Coroner identified that person as 69-year-old Jeff Helm.

The coroner says autopsy results are pending.

State troopers say foul play is not suspected.

KSP detectives and fire are still working to determine the cause of the fire, but officials say it may have started due to a faulty portable heater.

The investigation is still ongoing.

We will update this story once more information is available.