Father and daughter who survived fire return home

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Associated Press

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 2:01 PM

GREENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky father and daughter who were injured in a house fire that killed nine family members returned home on Saturday to a parade.

WBKO reports (http://bit.ly/1hnIukN ) Chad and Kylie Watson arrived in Greenville to signs, balloons and cheers from well-wishers.

Eleven-year-old Kylie and her father were injured on Jan. 30 when some type of combustible material fell against a baseboard heater in a bedroom. The blaze killed La Rae "Nikki" Watson and eight of the Watson children, ages 4 to 15.

The father and daughter were hospitalized in Nashville for more than two weeks, recovering from their burns

Family friend Georgia Mills was at the parade on Saturday. She said she was excited the pair are finally well enough to come home and start a new chapter in their lives.

"They're living miracles," Mills said.

Kylie was smiling from the passenger seat as her father drove them through town to Calvary Baptist Church in Central City, where there was a celebration for their return.

Mills said that things will be tough for Chad and Kylie Watson, because they lost the rest of their family, "but God will bring them through it."

One of Kylie's friends, Zanah Buck, said she kept tearing up during the homecoming parade.

"We're glad she didn't give up when the family was lost," Buck said.

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Information from: WBKO-TV, http://www.wbko.com

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