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Nine Killed as Fire Tears Through Kentucky Home, Authorities Say

<p>Authorities say two people were flown to the hospital after the blaze, which broke out about 2 a.m. in a rural part of the state.</p>
Nine people were killed early Thursday when fire tore through a house in Kentucky, authorities said.
Nine people were killed early Thursday when fire tore through a house in Kentucky, authorities said.WFIE

Nine people were killed early Thursday when fire tore through a house in Kentucky, authorities said.

The fire started about 2 a.m. in Muhlenberg County, about 150 miles southwest of Louisville. The coroner confirmed the nine deaths to WFIE, the NBC affiliate in Evansville, Ind.

In addition, two people were flown to a hospital in Nashville, Tenn., WFIE reported.

There was no immediate word on what started the fire.