Tuesday 25th June 2024

Kentucky State Police Investigates Deadly Casey County Residential Fire


The Kentucky State Police Post 15 in Columbia received a call from Bluegrass 911 dispatch on Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 4:26 P.M EST requesting investigative assistance at the scene of a residential fire in the Bethelridge community of Casey County.

Troopers and Detectives responded to the scene located on KY 837 in the Bethelridge community of Casey County.  Numerous fire departments from Casey, Lincoln, and Pulaski counties also responded to the area to battle the blaze.  The preliminary investigation revealed emergency personnel located Ariel Gordon, age 29 of Lebanon, and Thomas Moss, age 39 of Summersville, deceased inside the residence.  Two juveniles were also located deceased inside of the residence. Ms. Gordon and Mr. Moss, as well as the two juveniles, were sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.  The cause of the fire and the deaths of those involved remains under investigation.

The investigation is being led by Detective Zach Scott. Detective Scott was assisted at the scene by other Kentucky State Police Post 15 personnel, the Kentucky State Fire Marshall, Casey County Coroner, and numerous local fire departments.