A woman died Thursday morning when a fire gutted half of a Frankfort duplex.
An autopsy was to be performed Thursday on the victim, who was not identified, Frankfort Chief Deputy Coroner Joel Whisman said.
The fire began about 3 a.m. at 813½ Forrest Street off Bald Knob Road north of the Kentucky River.
The cause of the fire has not been determined, but several electric space heaters were found in the home, which Frankfort Fire Battalion Chief Dan Shouse called "a red flag." There was no gas service to the duplex, he said.
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By the time firefighters arrived, flames and smoke were visible through the roof, Shouse said.
"It was so far gone at that point in time it became a recovery effort instead of a rescue," he said.
A man in the other portion of the duplex was woken by smoke detectors and got out safely. It was not clear whether the woman's duplex had working smoke alarms.