Washington, D.C. (NEWS RELEASE) – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding this morning’s tragic house fire in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky:
“News reports are still developing, but we do know that a large house fire occurred in Greenville, Muhlenberg County, in western Kentucky.
“Fire officials report multiple lives were lost in the fire, including children. There are two survivors who have been flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.
“Personnel from three fire departments—Greenville Fire, Graham Volunteer Fire, and Beechmont Volunteer Fire—responded to the blaze. I want to thank these brave firefighters, as well as the emergency medical technicians, police officers, and other first responders who heroically leapt in to save lives.
“Elaine and I are hopeful for a speedy recovery for the two victims still alive. And we extend our prayers and condolences to the families of the souls lost in this destructive fire. I will pay close attention to this story as events further develop.
“The entire Commonwealth stands beside Muhlenberg County right now, and we’ll do whatever we can to help you recover from this horrific loss.”