Preston’s dad just called to let us know before we saw it on the news tonight:
WYMT Mountain News
Teenager Killed In Early Morning Fire
Aug 26, 2006 08:26 PM
An early morning house fire in Harlan County leaves one teenager dead and a family in mourning.
A sad day in Loyall where a neighbor says she woke up to someone yelling for help around 5:30 Saturday morning, as a fire spread through two apartments above a laundromat. Officials say four people escaped unharmed from one of the apartments, but 17 year old Mary Ellen Hickey, a junior at Cawood High School, died of smoke inhalation and heat in the other apartment.