- Associated Press - Saturday, March 12, 2016

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) - A 55-year-old man has been charged in connection to fire at a Winchester apartment building Friday that killed three and injured at least five.

Jackie Hisle Jr. was charged Friday with second-degree manslaughter, according to media reports. Hisle’s 36-year-old son, Donald Hisle, was among the three killed in the massive blaze.

Clark County Detention Center records indicate Hisle was booked by the Winchester Police Department and is being held on a $1 million bond. He is scheduled for a hearing Monday. A spokesman for the Winchester Police Department could not be immediately reached for details on Hisle’s alleged connection to the fire.

Clark County Deputy Coroner Sarah Crews said the other two fire victims were 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.

Crews said there was an oxygen tank in Jackie Hisle’s apartment.

Firefighters said the fire is still under investigation.


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