The Kentucky State Police Pikeville Post 09 has opened a death investigation in Floyd Co following a house fire on US. 23 in Prestonsburg.
According to reports, just after 11 PM Monday evening, Kentucky State Police Post 09 received a call reporting a house fire with entrapment on US 23 in the Prestonsburg area.
As the Prestonsburg Fire Department arrived on scene and the fire was brought under control, a search was conducted of the structure and one person was located deceased inside.
Officials said the body was that of an 8-year old boy.
The father of the child was transported to Highlands Regional Hospital for treatment of his injuries received.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation and has not been determined at this time and further details will be released as they develop.
The case is being led by the Kentucky State Police.