Mother and Daughter Perish In Fire
Darren Doyle, story:
Tragedy struck in the Segal Community last night on E Hack Road as a house fire claimed the life of a mother and daughter, according to the Kentucky State Police. Emergency calls began coming in sometime around 10:30pm.
In a press release issued by KSP, troopers responded to the call around 2AM of a possible fatal residential fire at 1425 E Hack Rd in Edmonson County. Multiple fire departments responded to the scene and extinguished the residential fire. Tiffany B. Mooneyhan (33) of Brownsville along with her 6 year old daughter Ayreana L. Mooneyhan were located deceased in the burnt residence. No foul play is suspected at this time.
"This is a horrible tragedy that has impacted our community," said Sheriff Shane Doyle. "I encourage everyone to remember this family in your thoughts and prayers."
Emergency Management Director Terry "Moose" Massey said the structure was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters first arrived.
"It was fully involved but still standing. We knew we couldn't save the structure but we began trying to knock down the fire."
He said in those instances, additional help is called off because there's nothing that can be done to save the structure but in this case, Massey said Mooneyhan's father arrived and told emergency workers that there were people still inside.
"We immediately called for more help and we did everything we could," said Massey. "We fought the fire from different directions and went inside to try to find the individuals but with a burning building, the smoke and steam, we did all we could do."
The investigation is ongoing and being led by Arson Investigator Terry Scott. He was assisted on the scene by other KSP personnel, Edmonson County Coroner, Edmonson County Emergency Management, Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office, Bear Creek, Kyrock, and Brownsville Fire Departments.
*10:07am: this article was updated after speaking with Edmonson County Emergency Management Director Terry Massey.