Kentucky State Police Post 3 Detectives are conducting a Death Investigation following a fatal house fire that occurred over the weekend in Hart County.
Just after 6:30 p.m. on Sunday (02/21) police was notified of a house fire at 124 Hundred Acre Pond Road in Hardyville.
Upon arrival of the Hardyville Fire Department a deceased male was discovered in the residence. Ralph Bennett, 81 of Hardyville, was identified as the victim. Bennett was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Hart County Coroner.
The cause of the fire has not been determined, but no foul play is suspected at this time.
The investigation remains ongoing and being led by the Kentucky State Police.
Detectives were assisted on the scene by the Kentucky State Fire Marshal’s Office, Hardyville Fire Department, North Metcalfe Fire Department, Munfordville Fire Department, Hart County Coroner, Hart County Sheriff’s Office and Hart County EMS.