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Early morning fire kills Lexington man, 39

A Lexington man died in an early morning fire at his home Saturday.

Firefighters were called to the home of Kenneth Scott Cravens, 39, at 3488 King Arthur Drive, about 3 a.m. Saturday after police patrolling the area saw smoke, said Maj. Karl Poindexter of the Lexington fire department.

Cravens died of smoke inhalation. He was pronounced dead at the University of Kentucky Hospital at 3:50 a.m., according to a release from the Lexington-Fayette County Coroner's Office.

Poindexter said fire officials have not released the cause of the blaze, which caused extensive damage to the home, located on the city's south side off Wilson Downing Road.

Cravens' aunt, Pamela Hartley of Versailles, said her nephew was "a fun-loving young man" who never married.

"He had something good to say about everybody," she said. "He loved children."

He is survived by his father, Kenneth Robert Cravens of Lancaster.

Clark Funeral Home in Versailles is in charge of arrangements.