Kentucky police identify victims of Gray house fire that killed

Kentucky police identify victims of Gray house fire that killed 7

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Jesse Disney, 27, his fiancée Nina Asher, 22, were killed as were five children. Jesse Disney, 27, his fiancée Nina Asher, 22, were killed as were five children.
The home on the corner of Sam Parker Road and Shady Brook Lane is burned throughout. The home on the corner of Sam Parker Road and Shady Brook Lane is burned throughout.
"Something like this happens, something you don't ever expect. It's heartbreaking. Just the little kids and her. It just breaks my heart. Those kids were helpless," said Bobby James Disney, of Gray. "Something like this happens, something you don't ever expect. It's heartbreaking. Just the little kids and her. It just breaks my heart. Those kids were helpless," said Bobby James Disney, of Gray.

By HAYLEY HARMON
6 News Anchor/Reporter

GRAY, Ky. (WATE) - Police have identified the seven people killed in a Kentucky house fire, five of them children.

Officials say the fire broke out Saturday on Sam Parker Road in the Gray community of Knox County, Kentucky.

A man, his pregnant fiancee and five children under the age of four were all inside. None of them made it out.

One of the children was reportedly found in a crib.

Kentucky State Police identified the victims as Jesse Disney, 27, his fiancée Nina Asher, 22, and her three children William, 3, Camden, 2, and Abigail, 8 months.

Police also confirmed that Asher was four months pregnant.

Two children who were at the house for a sleepover, Peiton and Brielle Cox, both 2, were also killed.

The entire Gray community is in disbelief over the loss of innocent life.

Jesse's uncle lives next door and said the tragedy is unbearable.

"Something like this happens, something you don't ever expect. It's heartbreaking. Just the little kids and her. It just breaks my heart. Those kids were helpless," said Bobby James Disney, of Gray.

Disney says Jesse and Asher were an amazing, sweet couple, who were excited about their upcoming wedding. He says everyone who knew them is devastated.

"It's gonna be rough. I gotta come by this place now every day to go home. I gotta look at it," said Disney.

The home on the corner of Sam Parker Road and Shady Brook Lane is burned throughout.

Strewn across the yard beside the house lie charred baby photos and toys, all memories of the young family.

Arson investigators and detectives surveyed the fire damage Monday, still trying to determine the cause of the fire that left first responders shaken.

"This is just a horrible scene. Anytime you have that many dead in one scene, but especially children," said Trooper Shane Jacobs of the Kentucky State Police.

Jacobs says autopsies are currently being performed on the victims.

Funeral arrangements are still worked out for Disney, Asher and her children.

Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home in Corbin, Kentucky is providing funeral services free of charge for Peiton and Brielle Cox.

A donation fund has been set up at the Commercial Bank in Barbourville, Kentucky.

For information on how to donate, call 606-546-3146.

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