Eight of nine people killed in a house fire in western Kentucky were children, the police chief of Greenville told CBS affiliate WTVF-TV in Nashville, Tenn.
Greenville Assistant Fire Chief Roger Chandler told CBS Radio News that one of the dead was an adult.
Eleven people lived at the home in Muhlenberg County. Police say only the father and an 11-year-old girl escaped. They were flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Chandler said the blaze was reported at 2 a.m. CST Thursday, and crews were still at the scene four hours later.
He directed other questions to Kentucky State Police spokesman Stu Recke. Recke did not immediately return a call for comment.
Greenville is in a rural area of the state, about 130 miles southwest of Louisville. Census figures show Greenville had a population of just more than 4,000 people in 2010.
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