Franklin County

Frankfort apartment fire kills 2-year-old boy; two other victims critically injured

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A fire early Friday at a Frankfort apartment fire killed a 2-year-old boy and left two others hospitalized with critical injuries, Franklin County coroner William Harrod said.

The boy, Demetrius Johnson, died of smoke inhalation, Harrod said.

The two who were injured were taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, Harrod said.

Frankfort Police Department Maj. Rob Warfel said the blaze at Country Hills Apartments was reported to the fire department about 2 a.m. Friday. He said firefighters notified city police after finding a fatality, according to a report from the Associated Press. Warfel also said the blaze caused minor damage to three other apartments.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.