Police: 8-year-old boy dies in Kentucky house fire

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say an 8-year-old boy has died in a house fire near Prestonsburg.

WYMT-TV reports police say Payton Hylton died in the Monday fire that left his father with minor burns. Floyd County Schools Superintendent Danny Adkins says the boy was a second-grader at an area school. He says grief counselors will be made available for teachers and students.

The burned home is near Highway 80 and U.S. Route 23, which was shut down for several hours that night. It's unclear what caused the fire. State police are investigating.

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Information from: WYMT-TV, http://www.wymt.com/

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