Kentucky fire survivor released from hospital

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Associated Press

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 14 at 9:01 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Kentucky man who was injured in a fire that killed his wife and eight of his children has been released from the hospital. The man's daughter — his only surviving child— remains hospitalized.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials say 11-year-old Kylie Watson is still listed in stable condition. Vanderbilt spokeswoman Paula Jones said the girl's father, 36-year-old Chad Watson, was discharged on Thursday.

The two had been hospitalized since Jan. 30 after a fire swept through their home in the community of Depoy near Greenville, Ky. Police say the fire started when a combustible material fell against an electric heater in a bedroom overnight. The blaze killed La Rae "Nikki" Watson and eight children ages 4 to 15.

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