The father of one of three people killed in a Winchester apartment building fire has been charged with multiple counts of second-degree manslaughter in connection with the deaths, a jail official and deputy coroner said.
Jackie Hisle Jr., 55, was in the Clark County Detention Center following his arrest on Friday. He faces three manslaughter charges; jail officials said they could release no other information.
He is the father of 36-year-old Donald Hisle who was spending the night with his father when the fire broke out, said Clark County Deputy Coroner Sarah Crews.
Crews identified the other two killed as 29-year-old Tina Reynolds and 71-year-old Dixie Everman. Reynolds and Hisle died of smoke inhalation.
The cause of Everman's death is still undetermined because she had both smoke inhalation and blunt-force trauma, Crews said. Everman had jumped from a second-story window to escape the fire and sustained injuries from the fall.
Staff who answered the phone at the Winchester Police Department Saturday said they could provide no information about the charges against Jackie Hisle Jr. Crews said there was an oxygen tank in his apartment.
In addition to the three killed, at least six were injured in the early Friday fire at B&P Apartments, Fire Chief Cathy Rigney said. The destroyed building had about 10 apartments and 20 residents.
Six people were taken to hospitals in Winchester and Lexington, she said.
Crews found intense flames and trapped residents when they arrived at the blaze on Springmist Lane about 1:15 a.m. Friday.