Man Killed in Hebbardsville House Fire Identified by Coroner

The identity of a Hebbardsville man who was killed in a fire on Monday has been released by the Henderson County Coroner.

Posted: Dec 8, 2020 2:30 PM
Updated: Dec 8, 2020 2:32 PM

The Henderson County Coroner has identified a Hebbardsville man who was killed in an early-morning house fire on Monday.

64-year-old James Manion was killed on Monday in a fire on Bluff City Road in Hebbardsville, Kentucky, where he lived with his niece Elizabeth.

"He'd do anything for everybody and everybody knew it,” Elizabeth Butler said about her uncle James. "If you called him, he'd drop what he was doing in the middle of it and run and get you. He was always like that with me for a fact -- and he lived with me for five years. It was my uncle and one couldn't ask for a better person to be with."

Melvin Fulkerson, assistant fire chief with the Zion Fire Department, indicated that a wood burner could have been the cause of the fire.

While the Henderson County Coroner says Manion did die in the fire, his exact cause of death has not been released at this time.

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