7:36 PM EST, February 18, 2012
KNIFELY — A Casey County man died late Friday night during a fire at a trailer in Adair County.
According to Kentucky State Police, Richard Marrapodi, 23, was discovered dead inside the residence at 8601 Knifely Road after firefighters responded to a call of flames coming from the trailer at 11:11 p.m. Friday.
When firefighters arrived, flames were visible inside the structure, said Kim Farmer, a member of the Knifely Volunteer Fire Department, which responded to the call. Firefighters made entry and found Marrapodi’s body as they were trying to put out the blaze, which was contained to one room inside the trailer, Farmer said.
Marrapodi, a 2007 Casey County High School graduate and football player, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Adair County Coroner. His body was taken to Louisville for an autopsy and results are pending, KSP said in a press release.
The cause of the fire has not been determined. Foul play is not suspected, but an investigation by KSP Detective Jamie Richard and Arson Investigator Alex Wesley is continuing.
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